Ohio police say 3-year-old boy drowns in backyard pool

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Police in Columbus say a 3-year-old boy has drowned in an above-ground, backyard swimming pool.

First responders were dispatched to a home at 11:40 a.m. EDT Saturday. Authorities say the boy wasn't responsive and was pronounced dead after being taken to a children's hospital.

Police say the drowning appears to have been an accident, but they are continuing their investigation.