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Toddler Dies After Falling Into Backyard Pool

By PIX11 NEWSROOM

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5:40 PM EDT, July 4, 2012

EAST ISLIP, NY (PIX11)

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An East Islip toddler drowned in a backyard swimming pool Wednesday afternoon, according to the Suffolk County Police.

Byron McArthur, 21 months old, entered the pool by climbing up a ladder. A family member found the boy at the bottom of the pool and called police at 12:39 p.m. while the mother attempted to perform CPR.

McArthur was taken to Southside Hospital in Bay Shore where he was pronounced dead a short time later.

Suffolk County Police Homicide Squad detectives are investigating.