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July 16, 2017

Police: Missing two-year old drowns in South Jersey pool

A toddler who went missing Sunday morning in Galloway Township has died after authorities say the child was found unresponsive in a nearby swimming pool.

Police said they received a call about a missing two-year-old around 8:30 a.m. and responded to a residence on S. Pitney Raod to locate the child.

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Patrol officers canvassed the property and eventually called in additional help to search the surrounding neighborhood.

The child was found unresponsive in a residential swimming pool and administered CPR before being transported to AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center.

Police said the victim was pronounced dead at the hospital.

The incident comes just a week after a 6-year-old girl drowned in a pool at the Nantucket Inn & Suites in Wildwood.

Police said the incident in Galloway Township is under investigation.