2-year-old boy found dead in swimming pool in NC

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A 2-year-old boy drowned in a backyard pool at a home in Caldwell County.

CALDWELL COUNTY, N.C. — A 2-year-old boy drowned in a backyard pool at a home in Caldwell County.

Deputies and firefighters searched for more than an hour Monday afternoon before a diver found the toddler.

Deputies said the family’s in-ground pool was murky, making it difficult to see the bottom.

Sheriff’s deputies said they got the frantic call around 10:30 a.m. that the 2-year-old had somehow gotten out of the house on Abington Road in Lenoir.

They started calling in help from several fire departments in the area to help with the ground search while divers also got ready to go look in the pool.

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