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Child found dead in Sanford pool

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.

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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.

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