Youngster drowns in backyard pool

June 13, 2008 1:50:58 PM PDT
A three year old boy has died, the victim of an apparent drowning in a backyard pool. It happened at a home along the 100 block of Bordeaux Road in Logan Township, Gloucester County, New Jersey.

Police say the pool was surrounded by a fence, but was accessible from the back door of the home..

A pool cleaning man found the boy shortly after 12 o'clock and called 9-1-1.

There's no word yet on how long the youngster may have been in the water.

The child's mother was in the house at the time.

Paramedics rushed the child to Crozer-Chester Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead.