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2-year-old drowns in Cabarrus pool

MIDLAND ó A 2-year-old girl drowned in a pool Thursday on Jim Sossoman Road in Cabarrus County, near the border with Mecklenburg and Stanly counties, a Cabarrus County Sheriff’s Office press release said.
Deputies responded to a call at 11850 Jim Sossoman Road just after 10:30 a.m., the press release said. A parent had reported the toddler, Bethany Baltimore, born in March 2006, missing from the home.
While deputies were on their way to the house, a neighbor discovered the girl in a nearby pool. The neighbor, a certified emergency medical technician with Mecklenburg County EMS and Midland Rescue, pulled the child from the pool and began CPR.
The child was taken by ambulance to Carolinas Medical Center-NorthEast, where she was later pronounced dead. The Office of the Medical Examiner in Charlotte was to perform an autopsy.
The Cabarrus Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigation Division is investigating.

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