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      Toddler drowns in central Missouri pool

      A toddler has drowned in a private pool in central Missouri. File Photo

      A toddler has drowned in a private pool in central Missouri.

      Boone County Fire Protection District spokeswoman Martina Pounds says the child's mother put her down for a nap Monday and didn't notice she had left her crib. Pounds says the mother later found the toddler in a pool outside their home in the Sturgeon area.

      The Columbia Daily Tribune reports the mother called emergency crews and administered CPR with the instruction of a dispatcher until the first fire crew arrived. The child was pronounced dead at a Columbia hospital.

      The child's identity hasn't been released.

      The Boone County Sheriff's Department is investigating.

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