Published Monday, May 16, 2011 | 11:23 a.m.
Updated Monday, May 16, 2011 | 5:13 p.m.
A toddler boy pulled from a backyard swimming pool this morning in North Las Vegas died at the hospital, police said.
Police spokeswoman Chrissie Coon said officers responded to the call about 10:20 a.m. in the 2900 block of Bassler Street, near Cheyenne Avenue and Las Vegas Boulevard.
Police said the child was under the care of a family member who lived in the home. After losing sight of the 23-month-old toddler, the family member checked the backyard and found the boy unresponsive in the swimming pool.
Police said a family member began screaming for help outside, prompting neighbors to respond and to administer CPR to the boy. Emergency crews took him to North Vista Hospital, where he died, officials said.
No charges have been filed, Coon said. Detectives are continuing to investigate.
This is the first report of a child drowning in North Las Vegas this year.