Toddler Drowns in Decorative Backyard Pond

An 18-month-old toddler drowned last evening in a landscaping pond in Fairfield, Ohio. He was later pronounced dead at Mercy Hospital.

The Fairfield Police Department was notified via a 911 call. It is not yet clear as to how long the child was in the water or how the infant was able to wander outside alone. The drowning is currently under investigation, and an autopsy is being performed today.

The incident serves as yet another reminder of how quickly a child can drown when left unattended.

Stay tuned for more details as the investigation continues.