A 4-year-old boy died at a hospital Sunday night after emergency crews responded to a possible drowning at a west Fort Worth apartment complex.Treylon Walker of Fort Worth was pronounced dead at 9:19 p.m. at Cook Childrens Medical Center, the Tarrant County medical examiner reported.Paramedics and fire crews were summoned to the Warwick Apartments, 2819 Las Vegas Trail, shortly before 8:30 p.m., a fire official said.Adults at the pool said the boy had been pulled from the water before emergency crews arrived.Paramedics administered cardio-pulmonary resuscitation on the child before taking him to the hospital.The medical examiner has not ruled on the cause or manner of death.If it is ruled a drowning, the boys death would be at least the sixth child drowning in Tarrant County this year, according to the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services. Thats three more child drownings than have been reported this year in Dallas County.Two of the Tarrant County drownings occurred last month when twin 4-year-old Grand Prairie boys died in a relatives pool in South Arlington. The boys slipped out of the house without their fathers knowledge, authorities said. When he realized they were gone, he went outside and found the boys in the water.This year, Harris County has reported the most child drownings in Texas with 10, according to the state agency. Overall, 45 children have drowned in Texas.In 2011, 90 Texas children drowned, up from 78 children in 2010, state officials say.Every year, an estimated 5,000 U.S. children 14 and under are hospitalized because of drowning-related incidents, according to the National Safety Council. Fifteen percent of them die in the hospital and up to 20 percent suffer severe, permanent neurological disabilities.
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