3-Year-Old Boy Drowns in Staten Island Day Care Pool, Police Say

By Ben Fractenberg on July 24, 2014 8:18pm | Updated on July 25, 2014 7:59am

 A 3-year-old boy drowned in a Staten Island pool Thursday.
A 3-year-old boy drowned in a Staten Island pool Thursday.
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STATEN ISLAND — A 3-year-old boy drowned in a Staten Island day care center's pool Thursday afternoon, police said.

It's unclear how the child entered the pool area at the Mother Bryd Daycare at 51 Maple Parkway, officials said. He was rushed to Richmond University Hospital in cardiac arrest at about 5:30 p.m. and later died, according to the NYPD and FDNY.

The circumstances surrounding the drowning in the above-ground pool were under investigation.

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