PLANO (CBSDFW.COM) – A four-year-old boy drowned in his family’s backyard pool on Ember Court shortly before 10:00 a.m. Monday according to Plano Fire-Rescue.READ MORE: Public Health Experts Say Dallas Cowboys COVID Outbreak Shows Pandemic Far From Over
Plano Fire-Rescue says firefighters arrived at the home five minutes after the 911 call to find a family member performing CPR on the child.READ MORE: AP Source: Rangers Snag Shortstop Corey Seager For $325 Million, 10-Year Deal
Paramedics took over and rushed the child to Children’s Medical Center Plano where he was pronounced dead.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, drowning ranks fifth among the leading causes of unintentional injury death in the United States and children ages one to four years have the highest drowning rates with most of those drownings occurring in home swimming pools.MORE NEWS: TCU Officially Hires SMU's Sonny Dykes As New Coach
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