Sanford, N.C. — A 16-month-old child was found dead in a family member’s pool in Sanford over the weekend, Lee County Sheriff's Office said Monday.
Investigators said the child was found in a pool connected to his grandfather’s home at 3615 Pilson Road on Saturday afternoon.
Authorities said the boy’s parents said they lost sight of him. He was found a short time later in the 4-foot-deep pool.
The investigation is ongoing. The child’s body has been sent for an autopsy.