Coroner: 3-year-old drowns in grandmother's pool in Abbeville Co - FOX Carolina 21

Coroner: 3-year-old drowns in grandmother's pool in Abbeville Co.

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ABBEVILLE, SC (FOX Carolina) -

A 3-year-old child drowned in a swimming pool in Abbeville County on Monday.

Coroner Ronnie Ashley said the child was at her grandmother's home on Highway 20 when the drowning occurred.

He said the woman went to the bathroom and came back and couldn't find the child in the house. 

Ashley said she went out side where she found the child laying in the swimming pool.

The grandmother pulled the child out and starting performing CPR and called 911, according to Ashley. 

The child was pronounced dead at the hospital.

Ashley said the sheriff's office and the coroner's office investigated and ruled it an accident. 

It is the first drowning death in the county this year.

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