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Johnston Drowning Ruled Accidental

Posted July 13, 2007 10:00 a.m. EDT

— Authorities have ruled the drowning of a 6-year-old Johnston County as an accident.

Investigators said James Barbour and his 2-year-old sister got into a half-filled pool Saturday at their grandparents' house. Authorities said the girl fell in and Barbour pulled her out, but he drowned.

Family members said the fence is always locked.

An autopsy is being conducted at the state medical examiner's office.