2-year-old dies after drowning accident in Boone County

BURLINGTON, KY (FOX19) - A toddler died after he drowned Saturday evening, the Boone County Sheriff's Office says.

It happened around 5:50 p.m. at a home in the 300 block of Rurel Court in Burlington, Ky.

2-year-old Emmitt Lay wandered away from his family and made his way outside where he climbed up a ladder into the pool, police say. His grandparents found him with in minutes of the boy disappearing from inside the home.

Police say the family's neighbors, two nurses and a fire fighter/EMS, assisted the family with live-saving measures until an ambulance arrived to take the boy to St. Elizabeth Hospital in Florence where he was pronounced dead.

There is no foul play suspected.

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