Young Indiana boy dies after being found in pool

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Authorities say a young boy died after being found floating face down in a backyard swimming pool in northeastern Indiana.

Police say emergency crews were called to the rural Whitley County home after a relative found a back door leading to the pool open and spotted the 2-1/2-year-old boy in the water.

The Journal Gazette and WPTA-TV report the boy was unresponsive when he was taken to a Fort Wayne hospital, where he died several hours later Tuesday night.

State conservation officers say preliminary results of an autopsy Wednesday found the boy died from drowning. The boy's name wasn't immediately released.

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