A 3-year-old boy who died after being pulled out of a pool has been identified as Preston Warner of Watauga, according to the Tarrant County medical examiner’s website on Wednesday.
Preston was pronounced dead at 5:29 p.m. Tuesday at Cook Children’s Medical Center in Fort Worth, according to the website. A ruling on his death is pending an autopsy.
Medics were dispatched to the home in the 3000 block of Scenic Hills Drive at 4:42 p.m.Tuesday, said Lt. Kirk Roberts, Bedford police spokesman.
A relative had found the boy in the pool. It was unknown how long the child was in the pool, Roberts said.
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He was taken by ambulance to the Fort Worth hospital, where he died.
His was the second drowning death in Tarrant County this month.
A 2-year-old boy, Finley Knight of Waxahachie, died July 5, one day after a drowning incident at a residential pool in Hurst. The accidental drowning happened during a Fourth of July family party, authorities said.
As of this week, there have been 11 children treated at Cook Children’s for near-drowning injuries this month.