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Child drowns in Howard County pool

HOWARD COUNTY, Ind. (WISH) – A child has died after drowning in a Howard County pool.

According to Howard County Dispatch, the fatal incident happened at a residential pool just after 11 a.m. Tuesday in the 3000 block of East 100 North in Howard County.

Deputies initially responded to the scene for calls of a possible drowning of a toddler.

After arriving on scene, the two-year-old child was found unconscious laying next to the pool.  It was at that time that crews took over and the little boy was transported to St. Vincent Hospital.

It was at the hospital that the child was pronounced dead.  The boy has since been identified as Myles Persinger.

At this point, it is unclear how long the child was underwater.  The investigation into the deadly incident remains under investigation.

Anyone with information on this incident is asked to contact the Howard County Sheriffs Office at 765-456-2020.