LOCKPORT, La. -- Deputies are investigating a suspected drowning death after a toddler was found at the bottom of a swimming pool Tuesday.
Lafourche Parish sheriff's deputies said 2-year-old Kevin Cortez III was last seen inside a home during a family gathering playing with other children. A short time later, his family realized he wasn’t in the house and began looking for him. Deputies said his father found him at the bottom of a swimming pool at the home, and family began giving the child CPR. Cortez was brought to an area hospital where he was later pronounced dead.
Investigators said they do not suspect foul play.
This is the second incident within a week where a toddler has died after falling into a pool. Another 2-year-old, Nash Bennett, was found unresponsive in a Ponchatoula pool Saturday afternoon.