5-year-old drowns in neighbor’s pool

Published 12:44 pm Sunday, January 9, 2022

A 5-year-old boy was found unresponsive in a neighbor’s pool Friday evening, authorities said.

Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office spokesperson Kayla Vincent said deputies were called to a South Savannah Lane home at about 5:30 p.m. in reference to a possible drowning.

She said when deputies arrived they were informed a 5-year-old child had been located in the neighbor’s swimming pool unresponsive.  Life-saving measures were performed on the boy prior to him being transported to a local hospital, where he was later pronounced dead.

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The initial investigation indicates foul play is not suspected.

Det. Michael Miller is the lead investigator on this case.