Sunday 20 August 2017

Boy (2) in state's care dies after drowning in pool

Screengrab from WCAX report showing foster home of toddler who drowned
Screengrab from WCAX report showing foster home of toddler who drowned
Independent.ie Newsdesk

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A toddler in the care of the state has died after he was found unconscious in a swimming pool.

Police said the child was found at his foster family's East Montpelier home, Vermont, late Wednesday morning.

Emergency services were called to the scene where Alexander James Lowell-Henry (2) was stabilised before being brought to hospital.

Authorities say the child died Wednesday night as he was receiving medical care.

An investigation is underway to examine if there was child neglect or abuse in the foster family home.

"Any incident of a child fatality is unique, and is thoroughly reviewed," Ken Schatz, department commissioner, told Fox News.

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