The Norman Transcript

July 2, 2014

2-year-old drowns in backyard pool in Sand Springs

Associated Press
The Associated Press

SAND SPRINGS — Sand Springs police say a 2-year-old child has drowned in a backyard pool.

Police said a woman was at home with children when she observed the child had made it outside and was in the pool. Police said the woman pulled the child from the pool and performed CPR, but the child was later pronounced dead at the scene.

One of the responding officers to the scene was the foster parent of the child. The Oklahoma Department of Human Services and the Sand Springs Police Department are investigating the incident. DHS has removed the two other children from the home while the agency investigates.

Officials have not released names of those involved.

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