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Toddler Drowns in Family Pool

Tuesday, 09 August 2011

A 19 month old boy drowned in the family’s pool Monday night.  According to the report, officers and detectives were dispatched to 5635 Thorngrove Pike on a medical call for Lucas Bright shortly after 10 p.m.  The boy’s mother, Wendy Bright told officers that while the family was eating dinner, he went outside and climbed into an above ground swimming pool in the front yard.  When he was noticed missing, they starting looking for him and found him floating in the pool unresponsive.  Rural Metro transported the child to Children’s Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Investigators are still looking into the incident, but do not expect to bring any charges.



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