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Police investigating apparent accidental drowning in Spokane Valley

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

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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