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Police: Western Iowa boy drowns in backyard pool

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CARROLL, Iowa (AP) - Police say a 2-year-old western Iowa boy has drowned in a backyard swimming pool.

The Des Moines Register reports (http://dmreg.co/29SZzCX ) that a 911 call was placed from the home in Carroll just before 9 p.m. Tuesday. Carroll Police Capt. Mark Heino says Eli Rowedder had been found unresponsive in the pool.

Heino says an adult was performing CPR on the boy when paramedics arrived. The child was rushed to an area hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

Police say three adults and other children were at the home at the time of the drowning. An investigation into the death continues.

Information from: The Des Moines Register, http://www.desmoinesregister.com

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