La Mesa boy dies after parents find him in pool

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LA MESA, Calif. – A boy who was found in a family swimming pool in La Mesa died of his injuries Tuesday, authorities said.

Heartland Fire Department received a call at 8:55 a.m. about a 2-year-old boy found in the pool at a house on Princeton Avenue, near Harbinson Avenue, authorities said. The child was taken to Sharp Grossmont Hospital where he was pronounced dead, police said.

His parents told authorities the boy was put to bed Monday night and they found him in the pool Tuesday morning. They performed CPR on him until paramedics arrived, a lieutenant said.

It was unknown what time the boy went into the pool.

"It is believed that the boy’s parents put him to bed last night in his bedroom.  It appears that sometime in the night or morning, the boy went out to the pool through a rear sliding glass door.  The parents believe they locked the slider, so it is unknown how the door was opened," according to  La Mesa police Lt. Chad Bell's statement. "At this time, there is no information to believe that any foul play was involved.  This appears to be an accidental drowning."

The boy's name was not released.

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