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Investigation underway after 2-year-old boy drowns in backyard swimming pool in Lumberton

Justice of the Peace Ben Collins tells 12News Lumberton Police are investigating the accidental drowning death. The little boy was pronounced dead at the hospital.

LUMBERTON, Texas — An investigation is underway after a 2-year-boy drowned in a backyard swimming pool Wednesday afternoon.

Deputies got a call around 1 p.m. from a distraught caller on Charlotte Drive and Cooks Lake Road in Lumberton about a possible drowning, according to the Hardin County Sheriff's Office 

While officers were on the way to the location, an ambulance was flagged down just north of Cooks Lake Road by people who had a child they were trying to rush to the hospital. 

The ambulance crew began treatment of the child and took him to Christus St. Elizabeth Hospital, where he was later pronounced dead.

Justice of the Peace Ben Collins tells 12News the Lumberton Police Department is investigating the accidental drowning death.

The boy was found in a backyard swimming pool, according to Collins. 

An autopsy has been ordered

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