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Authorities identify boy pulled from Colorado pool

August 14, 2018

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Authorities have identified the 5-year-old boy who died after nearly drowning in a pool at a Colorado Springs apartment complex last week.

The Gazette reports the El Paso County Coroner’s Office has identified the boy as Fabrice Niyogushima who died Wednesday after he, a 3-year-old girl and a 4-year-old boy were pulled from the pool Aug. 5.

A 12-year-old relative told the newspaper that he found the children at the bottom of the pool after hearing their screams. Adults initiated CPR, and police and firefighters continued attempts to revive the children before they were taken to the hospital.

Police say the two younger children were released from the hospital last week.

KKTV reports Fabrice’s family entered the U.S. as refugees, fleeing violence in Burundi, Africa.

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Information from: The Gazette, http://www.gazette.com

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