4-year-old suspected of accidentally drowning in Chautauqua County

TOWN OF ELLICOTT, N.Y. (WIVB) — Members of the Town of Ellicott Police and the Falconer Fire Department responded to a Water St. residence on Tuesday after receiving a report of a drowning victim.

Authorities arrived shortly after 3 p.m. to find a four-year-old who was immediately taken to WCA Hospital in Jamestown, where they were pronounced dead.

Police say the child had been running around the yard without parent supervision when they climbed into a pool and possibly drowned. No one was using the pool at the time, but people were earlier in the day.

Police say “all signs” point to accidental drowning as what caused the child’s death.

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