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White Hall boy, 3, drowns in relative's pool

Published: Friday, June 13, 2014 12:53 p.m. CDT

WHITE HALL — Authorities say a 3-year-old western Illinois boy has drowned in a relative's above-ground swimming pool.

Sangamon County Coroner Cinda Edwards says Briccen Wahl from White Hall in Greene County died about 7:30 p.m. Monday at a Springfield hospital. The Telegraph in Alton reports that was shortly after his mother found him unresponsive in the pool across the street from their home.

White Hall Fire Chief Garry Sheppard says the boy had been playing with other children before those kids went home for dinner, leaving the victim alone. The boy then managed to get into the gated pool.

The boy's funeral was Thursday in White Hall.

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