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Toddler boy pulled from North Las Vegas swimming pool dies

Updated Monday, May 16, 2011 | 5:13 p.m.

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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.

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  1. There should be a law requiring that all pools are safety inspected once a year.

  2. there are common sense laws that say if you have a pool you should be extra careful watching your kids.

  3. I feel for the family. RIP little one! With that said, When will people learn the dangers of a swimming pool to a toddler.

    @mred, pool safety laws will not protect the children from thier own parents or family members. There can be requirements for locks, latches and many other means to secure gates etc. but if those devices aren't used or children are not properly supervised then we will get the same result as today with this poor child.