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52. Boy Drowns in Neighbor's Pool
Hunter Smith, 5, drowned in a swimming pool
apparently wandering away from two teenagers, one of
was his babysitter. Paramedics and hospital staff members
several hours trying to revive Hunter. Police pulled
unconscious boy from the cold water of the
’s pool about 3:20 p.m. Wednesday.
The babysitter was
. The other teen was her boyfriend, 17. The
’s parents had no comment about their son’s unfortunate
Police questioned both teens separately as to how
accident occurred. Their stories did not match. The
said Hunter disappeared while she was using the
. The boy said Hunter disappeared while he was
the bathroom. After further questioning and some searching
the house, the police determined that the boy
while both teens were using the bedroom.
actually put him in the bedroom closet, but
so busy with each other that they never
or heard the boy leave the closet and
house,” an officer said. Charges might be filed
the teens for involuntary manslaughter and against the
for leaving the gate to the pool unlocked.