Investigation underway after 2-year-old boy drowns in Brockton pool, DA says

BROCKTON, Mass. — Detectives are investigating the apparent drowning death of a 2-year-old boy in Brockton on Saturday morning, authorities said.

Emergency crews responding to a report of a child found in a backyard swimming pool at 111 Ardsley Circle around 9:15 a.m. rendered care to the unresponsive toddler before transporting him to Good Samaritan Hospital, according to Plymouth District Attorney Timothy J. Cruz and the Brockton Police Department.

The victim, who hasn’t been identified, was pronounced dead at the hospital.

Some neighbors placed flowers on a chair outside of the home.

I was watching TV and then I saw the police and the fire trucks,” said a neighbor, “Oh just such a tragedy I just can’t imagine what the family is going through.”

The neighbor didn’t want to share her identity but said the family was very loving with their children.

Another neighbor said he’s devastated.

“They’re like family to me so I walk across the street just to find out what was going on,” said Daniel Burton, neighbor, “She was too distraught.”

Massachusetts State Police troopers assigned to the DA’s office are assisting Brockton police with the investigation.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates as more information becomes available.

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