Boy, 3, drowns while under care of his great-grandparents

LAUDERHILL, Fla. (AP) - Authorities say a 3-year-old South Florida boy drowned in an algae-filled swimming pool while staying with his great-grandparents.

Lauderhill police spokesman Gregory Solowsky tells local news outlets that a frantic family member flagged down an officer who was in the area on an unrelated matter Sunday afternoon. The officer called for help in searching for the child around 4:10 p.m.

A short time later they found the child in the pool.

He says the great-grandparents told investigators the boy often walked between their house and another relative's home "several doors down." They say he also liked to play hide-and-seek.

The boy had been with the great-grandparents since Thursday because of the holiday. His parents were notified.

The case is under investigation.

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