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Child reported missing in Virginia Beach dies in drowning incident, police say

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Posted at 11:18 PM, Jul 28, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-28 23:22:31-04

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. - Virginia Beach Police say a child who was reported missing Tuesday evening has died after a drowning incident in a backyard swimming pool.

Around 5:19 p.m., dispatchers received a report of a missing child in the 4400 block of Articles Lane.

Officers responded to the scene as the family was searching for the child, who was found in a backyard pool.

Officers began to give the child, who was under the age of 5, first aid until EMS personnel arrived on scene and took over.

The child was pronounced dead on scene.

There is no further information.

This incident is being investigated by members of the Virginia Beach Police Department's Detective Bureau.

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