Boy, 3, dies after being pulled from backyard pool party in Oakville

Child dies at pool party

Police say a 3-year-old boy has died after being pulled from a backyard pool during a party in Oakville, Ont.

Halton Regional Police say they were called to an address near Speers Road and Third Line after 7 p.m. on Saturday after the child was pulled from the pool without vital signs.

They say several adults and children were gathered at a private residence when the preschooler went underwater without detection for an undetermined amount of time.

Police say adults immediately began trying to revive the boy, and emergency crews took over once they arrived.

Despite their efforts, police say the child was pronounced dead at hospital.

Halton police say they have determined no criminality and no charges have been laid, though an investigation with the Coroner's Office is underway.


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