Toddler Drowns in Backyard Pool While Attending Fourth of July Party

A toddler died Monday after he drowned in a pool while attending a Fourth of July party with his mother in Palmdale, authorities said.

The boy drowned around 9:45 p.m. in the 37700 block of 50th Street
East, according to a news release from the Los Angeles County Sheriff's

Deputies said the 3-year-old boy fell into a backyard pool after festivities at the party moved to the front of the residence for fireworks. The child's mother noticed her son was missing and searched for the boy, and found him in the backyard pool, according to the news release.

The mother pulled the boy from the pool and provided aid until an emergency crew arrived, according to the news release.

The toddler was transported to a hospital where he later died.

It was unclear how long the boy was in the pool before he was discovered.

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