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Boy’s Drowning Likely ‘Tragic Accident,’ South Jersey Official Says

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HARRISON TOWNSHIP, NJ — The death of a two-year-old boy from a pool incident in Gloucester County on Tuesday appears to be accidental, a spokesperson for the county prosecutor’s office told Patch.

“We don’t have any reason to believe that it was anything beyond a tragic accident,” Thomas Gilbert, that spokesperson, also said.

A four-year-old boy was also pulled from the pool in Tuesday’s incident, Gilbert previously told Patch. He was listed in critical condition at that time but now appears to be on the mend, Gilbert also said.

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Speaking in general terms about drownings and other pool incidents, Gilbert reminded that being a pool owner carries responsibilities.

“It’s very important to be vigilant and to make sure you have safety features on your pool and that they’re always in place,” he said.

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Editor’s note: This story was updated to provide new information on the four-year-old boy’s condition.

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Boy’s Drowning Likely ‘Tragic Accident,’ South Jersey Official Says

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