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The Lancaster County Coroner’s Office determined the child who was found unresponsive in an East Hempfield Township pool last week died of drowning.

On May 5 just after noon, emergency crews responded to a home on the 1700 block of Wheatland Avenue for a report of a medical emergency

A 3-year-old boy was found in a backyard pool, police said. The boy was taken to Lancaster General Hospital, where he was pronounced dead. 

Police said early investigations show the boy had walked away from his family and went into a neighbor’s pool. 

The coroner’s office ruled the death an accident. The office didn’t provide the name of the boy Wednesday afternoon.

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