Maryland Boy Drowns at Family Cookout
Adults Found Six-Year-Old Underwater
The fire chief said the pressure-treated deck seemed to be built to standards.
Updated at 9:00 AM EDT on Tuesday, Sep 14, 2010
A six-year-old Maryland boy drowned while attending a cookout with his family.
It happened Saturday afternoon at a home on Cove Court in Monrovia, according to the Frederick County Sheriff's Office. Two adults were sitting near the pool when they saw the boy underwater. They immediately pulled him from the pool and began CPR until EMS arrived.
The boy, of Catonsville, Md., was taken to Frederick Memorial Hospital where he was pronounced dead. The drowning has been ruled accidental.
Published at 8:56 AM EDT on Sep 14, 2010