Vonore 19-month-old drowns in swimming pool

VONORE (WATE) – A 19-month-old boy drowned in an outdoor swimming pool in Vonore, according to the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation.

TBI says the incident happened Friday morning at the home of Leland Ward’s babysitter. Preliminary information shows the child went out of the home unnoticed. When the babysitter realized Leland was missing, the babysitter began searching the home and found him in an outdoor swimming pool.

Leland was rushed to Sweetwater Hospital where he was pronounced dead. An autopsy will be performed in Knoxville.

The investigation in ongoing. No other information has been released.


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