A 6-year-old boy died hours after being found unresponsive by his grandmother in the family’s backyard swimming pool in North Lindenhurst on Tuesday evening.

Suffolk County police said the boy was pronounced dead Wednesday morning at Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center in West Islip, where he was initially listed in critical condition.

The victim’s grandmother had found her grandson in the pool at the house on Bedell Street, pulled the child out and called 911 shortly after 5 p.m. Tuesday, police said.

First Squad detectives are continuing the investigation.

The case marks the 11th apparent drowning on Long Island so far this year and follows two this weekend.


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Timothy Bolger is the Managing Editor for the Long Island Press who’s been working to uncover unreported stories since shortly after it launched in 2003. When he’s not editing, getting hassled by The Man or fielding cold calls to the newsroom, he covers crime, general interest and political news in addition to reporting longer, sometimes investigative features. He won’t be happy until everyone is as pissed off as he is about how screwed up Lawn Guyland is.