Police investigate apparent drowning of 4-year-old

June 3, 2011 3:34:56 AM PDT
Philadelphia police are investigating the apparent drowning of a 4-year-old boy.

The incident took place on the 4300 block of Edgemont Street in the city's Bridesburg section around 8:15 p.m.

Police and medics were called to the scene for the report of an unresponsive boy in a residential swimming pool.

Both agencies arrived and immediately attempted to resuscitate the boy.

Medics rushed the lifeless boy to St. Christopher's Hospital for Children where he was pronounced dead a short time later.

15th District police and Northeast Detectives are conducting the investigation.

There is no word on who was with the boy at the time of the accident.