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May 02, 2016

South Jersey 4-year-old found dead in community pool

The child was first reported missing in Egg Harbor Township on Saturday

A two-hour search Saturday night for a 4-year-old South Jersey boy ended with sad news when the child's body was found in a community swimming pool, ShoreNewsToday reports. 

The child, who has not been identified, was first reported missing by his parents from their home in Egg Harbor Township, Atlantic County, at around 9 p.m. on Saturday. The parents reported the child unknowingly got out of their residence in the London Court condominium complex.

After a two-hour search assisted by local police, K-9 teams, the state Forest Fire Service bloodhounds and a New Jersey State Police helicopter, the child's body was found and recovered from a pool located in the condominium complex.

Efforts to revive him failed, and he was pronounced dead at an area hospital, ShoreNewsToday reports.

Read the full ShoreNewsToday report here.