June 7, 2013 in City

Police investigating apparent accidental drowning in Spokane Valley

From staff reports
Colin Mulvany photo

A child died by apparent accidental drowning at this Spokane Valley home on June 7, 2013.
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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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