6-Year-Old Apparently Drowned in Loudoun County

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    Four juveniles apparently drowned in the region since Friday, and it’s just the beginning of swimming season.

    News4 has learned that a 6-year-old boy died at an Ashburn home Friday.

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    Paul Weshten was at an end of school party in the Belmont Country Club community when he wandered outside and somehow wound up in a swimming pool.

    Adults at the party started CPR, but it was too late. The child was taken to Inova Loudoun Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

    A 17-year-old boy was apparently caught by a rip current and was pulled underwater around 2 p.m. Friday, Ocean City authorities said.

    Also Friday, an 11-year-old girl disappeared while swimming in the Wicomico River with two adults in Charles County.

    And 14-year-old Grace Tamo was trying to learn to swim in the pool at her family's new apartment complex in Silver Spring when she drowned Sunday.