Autistic Kentucky boy dies after entering neighbor’s pool
FLORENCE, Ky. (AP) — Police in northern Kentucky say an 11-year-old autistic boy has died after being found submerged in a neighbor’s pool.
Boone County sheriff’s Lt. Philip Ridgell says in a news release Madou Ba’s death is believed to be an accidental drowning.
The statement says the boy was found unconscious in a pool Saturday in Florence and was later pronounced dead at a hospital.
Police say the boy apparently scaled a fence and took off his shirt prior to entering the neighbor’s backyard.
Florence is about 12 miles southwest of Cincinnati.