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HOUMA, La -- Police are currently investigating the death of a 2-year-old child found unconscious in a pool. The boy died of a possible drowning on his birthday, according to police.

On Saturday October 5, around 5:02 p.m. police were called to the 3000 block of Redwood Circle for a medical emergency involving a 2-year-old child.

When officers, arrived they spoke to the child's mother who told police she was inside of her home baking cakes for her son's birthday party on Sunday, when she noticed her child was missing.

She and other family members began searching the area when they noticed the young boy unconscious in the above ground swimming pool behind the house.

The child was taken from the pool and CPR was administered but the child was pronounced dead.

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