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4-year-old boy dies after being found in family swimming pool in Hamilton

Police on scene of a drowning in Hamilton. Andrew Collins/ Global News. Andrew Collins/Global News

A four-year-old boy has died after being found in his family swimming pool in Hamilton’s east end.

Det.- Sgt. Steve Bereziuk says the boy was found in the pool in the backyard of a home on Edgemont Street North around 7:00p.m. on Saturday.

His parents pulled him out and attempted to perform CPR.

The boy was rushed to hospital, where he was pronounced dead about an hour later.

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Bereziuk says the house was under renovation and the pool wasn’t ready for the season yet.

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The investigation is being treated as a sudden death and foul play isn’t suspected.

An autopsy has been scheduled for Sunday.

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