OWENSBORO, KY -- A 5-year-old boy has drowned while playing in a backyard pool with other children, reports the Lexington Herald-Leader in its Saturday edition.
Owensboro police say Ja'lin Midkiff spent Wednesday afternoon jumping from a diving board into the 8-foot deep water with his cousins and friends at a family friend's pool, reports the Herald-Leader.
In the late afternoon, the boy's mother, Ehrin Midkiff, said she turned her head for a few seconds and lost sight of him.
She said she began searching the pool, but could not immediately find him in the murky water. Police and firefighters who responded to the scene found the child, but were unable to revive him, rep;orts the Lexington Herald-Leader.
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