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4-year-old boy drowns in Las Vegas pool

A 4-year-old boy drowned in an apartment complex pool this afternoon. Police said the boy was at a birthday party at the Camden Bel Air apartments at 7075 W. Gowan Road, near Buffalo Drive.

At some point, the child was found unconscious at the bottom of the pool. Adults at the party called 911 at 2:11 p.m. An officer arrived on the scene first and performed CPR until paramedics arrived, spokesman Bill Cassell said.

The CPR was not successful and the boy was taken to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead. His name was not released.

Police are investigating the incident. The drowning was the seventh this year, the same number of drownings that occurred in 2008.

Cassell said parents need to be especially vigilant when they are in the presence of a child in water.

“It only takes a few seconds for a child to slip under the water,” he said.

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