Toddler drowns in La Mesa swimming pool

LA MESA (KUSI) — A toddler drowned Tuesday morning in a swimming pool at an East County home, authorities said. 

La Mesa Police Department received a 911 call around 9 a.m. regarding the possible drowning of a 2 ½-year-old boy at a residence located on the 7200 block of Princeton Avenue.  The boy was found by his parents, who immediately began CPR. 

La Mesa Police Officers arrived shortly after and took over life-saving techniques until paramedics arrived.  The boy was then quickly taken to Grossmont Hospital where he was eventually pronounced deceased.

La Mesa Police Detectives took over and are currently conducting a thorough investigation. At this point, 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.

At this time, there is no information to believe that any foul play was involved.  This appears to be an accidental drowning.  

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