5-year-old drowns in Memphis apartment pool


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MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A child is dead after he was found unresponsive in a pool.

It happened in the 3000 block of Mt. Moriah Trails at the Trails at Mt. Moriah Apartments Sunday evening.

Police cars and crime tape filled the front of the apartment complex after a 5-year-old boy was found not breathing near the pool.

“I was panicking too,” Marnicia Moton, who lives in the complex, said. “I was kind of tearing up like I was nervous. I ain’t know what to do. I was shaking. I was scared.”

Moton was there when everything happened around 4:30 p.m.

She said there were no lifeguards or adults at the pool.

“We looked over, she was getting her little brother out the pool,” Moton recalled. “He was throwing up and everything.”

According to witnesses, the 5-year-old was with his older sister and their mother showed up after…

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