16-month-old boy drowns in pool in Barre

Posted 5 August 2020 at 3:51 pm

Press Release, Undersheriff Michael Mele of the Orleans County Sheriff’s Office

BARRE – The Orleans County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the tragic death of a 16-month-old child in the Town of Barre.

The Orleans County 911 Center received a call at 11:48 a.m. for the report of a child who had fallen in a pool and was drowning.

The Sheriff’s Office, COVA Ambulance, Barre EMS, and Orleans County Emergency Management Office responded to the scene. Immediately CPR was administered and the boy was transported to United Memorial Medical Center in Batavia and CPR was continued for approximately an hour.

The child was unable to be resuscitated. The Sheriff’s Office Investigators unit, Kevin Colonna and Shannon Brett, are handling this investigation.

The Sheriff’s Office was assisted by the New York State Police and Genesee County Coroner’s Office. This incident is still under investigation and at this time no foul play is suspected.

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