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Racine boy, 3, dies after falling in backyard pool

Posted August 11th, 2014 @ 5:50pm by Associated Press

Posted: Monday, August 11, 2014 ---

RACINE, Wis. (AP) -- A 3-year-old boy who was found unconscious in the swimming pool of a Racine home has died.

Hospital officials told police that Austin Lueck of Racine died of his injuries late Sunday.

Police spokeswoman Jessie Metoyer says the cause of death is accidental drowning.

Authorities say Austin was found in the pool Sunday afternoon. He didn't have a pulse and he wasn't breathing.

A family member and neighbor immediately began CPR, and a police officer continued emergency treatment.

Police think the boy fell into the pool after climbing an exterior support strap.

Copyright 2014: Associated Press

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