BOUNTIFUL --A 7-year-old drowned in a private pool at 3148 S. Sunset Hollow Road here Monday night while attending a neighborhood swimming party.
Bountiful Police Lt. Randy Pickett said the accident happened about 8 p.m. when three families in the neighborhood were having the party.
He said after swimming for a while, the swimmers, including the boy, left the pool to have dinner. However, the boy must have returned. He said the boy's father had also remained in the pool in a lounge chair, but didn't immediately notice his son return. When one of the kids went back toward the pool, he found the boy. People attending the party tried CPR until paramedics arrived. Those at the party say it had only been two to three minutes since the boy had left the pool.
The boy was taken to Primary Children's Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead.
Pickett did not release the boy's name.
AT&T helps troopscall home from Iraq
In honor of Independence Day and U.S. military families who may be apart for the holiday this year, AT&T is now collecting old cell phones at its wireless store location on 936 N. Main St. in Layton.
The AT&T-owned wireless store will be serving as a wireless phone recycling drop-off site for a charity benefiting U.S military families. The service is done to help soldiers in Iraq, Afghan-istan and other areas of the Middle East connect with loved ones back home.
The phones will be recycled, and the money collected will enable the charitable program, "Cell Phones for Soldiers," to purchase prepaid phone cards for troops deployed in the Middle East and other areas. The Layton location will accept all donated phones to go toward the program.