Boy drowns in swimming pool at Nashville home

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – A young boy drowned in a swimming pool in South Nashville Saturday.

Metro Police said the incident happened on Cedarview Drive when A’Regis Scales, 5, was at a family gathering at his grandmother’s home.

According to investigators, there were several adults and children at the house at the time.

Police said children were playing outside and running back and forth between a hot tub and the pool.

Authorities said Scales’ grandmother went looking for him, found him submerged near the shallow end of the pool, and loved ones began CPR.

South Precinct officers arrived around 6:00 p.m. and tried to revive the boy but he was pronounced dead at Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital.

Metro Police said his drowning death appears to be an accident.

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