3-year-old boy drowns in pond

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MESQUITE, Nev. — A 3-year-old boy drowned Wednesday in a pond behind his home in Mesquite, Nevada, city officials said.

The Mesquite Police Department and Mesquite Fire & Rescue responded to a report around 11:30 a.m. that the boy was found in the pond, according to statements from both agencies. He had been pulled from the water and police officers and fire personnel began lifesaving efforts.

The child was taken to Mesa View Regional Hospital in Mesquite where he was later pronounced dead.

“Our hearts go out to the family members and those involved in this sad and traumatic event,” the Mesquite Police said in the statement, adding that they are still actively investigating the incident.

“Due to the nature of the incident, no more details will be released from the Mesquite Police Department pending the completion of the investigation.”

Mesquite Fire likewise provided no further details.

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