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Breaking: Toddler dies in hospital after he was pulled from Port Neches pool

Port Neches Police Chief Paul Lemoine says a 2 1/2 year old boy has died in a Houston hospital Tuesday after he was pulled from an above ground pool shortly before 6 p.m. Sunday in the 2500 block of 15th Street.

The child was taken to Texas Children's Hospital after first brought to the Medical Center of Southeast Texas.

The child was in the pool with several other children when they noticed the toddler was missing. Adults immediately pulled the child out and began lifesaving efforts, according to Chief Lemoine.

CPS says there have been 56 drownings so far this year in Texas.


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