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Child drowns in North Hills Club pool

Posted June 10, 2009 11:01 p.m. EDT
Updated June 12, 2009 4:00 p.m. EDT

— A 5-year-old boy drowned Wednesday evening at the North Hills Club pool in Raleigh, police said.

Police say a large party of about 50 people was going when the incident occurred. There were four lifeguards on duty.

The child had gone to the pool around 6 p.m. with his aunt and uncle, a pool spokesperson said. The adults were near the kiddie pool with another child when the 5-year-old somehow wandered into the big pool just after 7 p.m.

Another swimmer spotted the child at the bottom of the pool. Lifeguards pulled him out of the water and performed CPR until paramedics arrived.

Paramedics transported the child by ambulance to WakeMed, where he died.

Police have not released his name.

A club spokesman says the drowning was a terrible accident.

The pool was closed Thursday, but it is expected to reopen tomorrow.