Toddler Drowns In Arlington Family's Pool

Kristin Weisell
May 14, 2018 - 8:59 am
Swimming Pool

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ARLINGTON (1080 KRLD) - Mother's Day turned tragic when a 4-year-old boy drowned in his family's pool.

Officials say August Smalley was taken to Cook Children's Hospital yesterday, but died there about an hour after first responders pulled him from the water. 

Police were first called around 4:00 p.m. Sunday to the home on Lands End Drive, near the southern tip of Lake Arlington. 

Police say August's dad had fallen asleep in the house with the boy's 3-year-old sister. They're still working to learn how August got into the backyard and into the pool.

No charges are expected to be filed at this time.

Arlington police say as the summer starts, they hope this serves as a reminder about the dangers of children drowning, and they hope parents will take appropriate measures to keep them safe in the water.