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Boy Drowns in Bathtub

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FAYETTEVILLE — Fayetteville investigators say they believe a boy's death is anaccident.

Police say 7-year-old Michael Reese drowned in his bathtub last night.His parents told police he often suffered seizures. Heike Reese said sheput her son in the bathtub, then dozed off. When she awoke, he was facedown in the water. Officers say the parents and medics triedunsuccessfully to resuscitate the boy, but he died.

Investigators will return to the scene today to follow up.

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