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Portsmouth Child Drowns in Pool

The four-year-old was pronounced dead at St. Anne's Hospital in Fall River.


A four-year-old child drowned in a pool on Cottage Avenue in Portsmouth Sunday, reports wpri.com.

Officials said the child was found unresponsive in or near a backyard pool and was rushed to St. Anne's Hospital in Fall River. The child was pronounced dead at the hospital.

Portsmouth Police are continuing to investigate. Neighbors reportedly said they did not know the family who lived at the home particularly well, but heard screams for help before police and rescue arrived, the TV station reported.

courtney June 01, 2012 at 03:39 PM
RIP little boy ! help your family stay strong buddy ! look down on them ! thoughts & prayers are sent to your mommy, daddy & your family from a lot of people ! we are all thinking about you to ! RIP Nick !
Ashley June 03, 2012 at 12:03 AM
you really don't need to comment like this. i know one of the people involved very well and you saying things like that isn't happening the situation. who do you really think you are? it is clearly no ones thought. Accidents happen. the family of this child is having it rough right now and you have no right to be saying things like that. it was not the grandmother's fault. so keep to yourself. got it?
Jim Vieira June 14, 2012 at 12:41 AM
Great comment Ray! The family is going through enough without all this bs
DownTown June 14, 2012 at 01:45 AM
My condolences to the family. I can only imagine what they are going through. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Glen July 20, 2012 at 11:35 PM
If those 3 little boys drowned next door to me yesterday, it would have been people's fault. The man that left his fence opened and his ladder down for one. In addition, the parents and grandparents of the children that just let them out to play unsupervised.

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