A 2-year-old Richland County boy drowned over the weekend in a home swimming pool, county coroner Gary Watts reported Sunday.
“At this time, everything points to a tragic accident,” Watts said.
Watts identified the boy as Jeremy S. Myers Jr. of 102 Windsor Crest Road, Columbia.
“It appears that the victim went outside with his 3-year-old sister after the sister was able to move a plastic piece of children’s furniture to the door, climb up on the furniture and unlock the door,” Watts said.
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Watts said the parents were asleep at the time, and the children had gotten up early and were able to slip outside through what was supposed to be a secured passageway.