4-Year-Old Drowns In Attleboro Pool

ATTLEBORO (AP) — A third 4-year-old child has drowned this week after falling into a Massachusetts swimming pool.

Police say 4-year-old Matthew Torres of Central Falls, R.I., was unresponsive when pulled from an in-ground pool at a home he was visiting in Attleboro at about 5 p.m. on Wednesday. He was taken to Sturdy Memorial Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

The death is under investigation but police say it appears to be an accident.

WBZ-TV’s Alana Gomez reports that learning pool safety starts at a young age:

A 4-year-old Lynnfield girl died after falling in a pool at a home she was visiting Monday for a July Fourth party.

A 4-year-old Groton boy also died Monday after falling into a pool at his home.

Those two drownings are also considered accidents.

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