3-year-old boy drowns in swimming pool in Morris

MORRIS - A 3-year-old boy has drowned in a swimming pool in Morris, according to officials in Grundy County.

Grundy County Coroner John Callahan says the boy died Sunday afternoon after he was found in an above-ground pool.  A preliminary report from the coroner's office indicates the boy had taken off his arm floats to eat, and the boy apparently jumped back into the pool without the floats.

Callahan's statement says that's when the boy's father realized he wasn't by the food and "saw his son face down in the pool."

The father jumped into the pool to get his son and started CPR.  The boy was taken to Morris Hospital by emergency responders.  The boy was pronounced dead at the hospital.

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