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Boy, 4, drowns in Slidell swimming pool

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SLIDELL, LA (WVUE) -

The Slidell Police Department is investigating the death 4-year-old Timothy Brooks, who was found unresponsive in a swimming pool Monday evening.

Shortly before 6 p.m., police responded to West Pinewood Drive after the father of Timothy found him unresponsive in the backyard swimming pool. Timothy was taken to the hospital, where he later was pronounced dead.

“We extend our thoughts and prayers to the friends and family affected by this incident. Whenever a young child has an untimely death, it affects everyone involved, including our officers and other first responders. It really hits home for everyone,” Slidell Police Chief Randy Fandal said.

Authorities believe the drowning was accidental, and no charges have been filed, however, the incident is still under investigation.

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