Laurel child drowns in apartment swimming pool

LAUREL, MS (WDAM) - A 7-year-old boy drowned in a Laurel apartment swimming pool Tuesday night.

According to the Jones County Sheriff's Department, at approximately 8:28 p.m., deputies responded to a call in reference to a possible drowning.

Upon arrival deputies found a 7-year-old male unresponsive.  The child was transported to South Central Regional Medical Center where he was pronounced dead.

The body was sent to Jackson for an autopsy. The case is still under investigation.

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