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Coroner: Boy, 2, drowns in backyard pool

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GILBERT, SC (WIS) -

Authorities are investigating the drowning death of a 2-year-old boy on Hayes Crossing Road Wednesday evening.

According to the Lexington County Coroner's Office, Kyron L. Keith was discovered in the backyard pool after he had been playing with his younger sister around 6:15.

A sheriff's department incident report indicates Kyron's mother found him and rushed in the house to ask those inside to call 911. Family members performed CPR on Kyron until EMS arrived, the report stated.

The little boy was transported by EMS Lexington Medical Center where he was pronounced dead. 

A Lexington County Sheriff's Department spokesperson says the child's death was an accident and investigators do not anticipate filing any criminal charges.

The accident remains under investigation by the Lexington County Coroner's Office and the Lexington County Sheriff's Department.

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