Police are investigating an apparent accidental drowning in Spokane Valley on Friday afternoon.
Spokane Valley police and sheriff’s deputies taped off an area of a backyard at the corner of Eighth Avenue and South Girard Road after what a deputy called “a family tragedy.” Officials would not confirm the age or sex of the victim. Media reports say he was a two-year-old.
A criminal investigation is not expected. The one-story home has an above-ground pool in the backyard.
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