Child drowns in backyard pool

local@modbee.comJuly 6, 2013 

— No details were available Saturday on the drowning death of a youngster in a backyard pool in west Modesto.

Modesto Regional Fire Authority Division Chief Sean Slamon said Modesto firefighters assisted Friday afternoon on a Woodland Avenue Fire Protection District call for a child who was pulled unconscious from the water.

Efforts to revive the child were not successful, he said.

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