Wallkill police investigate 8-year-old child’s drowning in backyard pool

WALLKILL — An 8-year-old child drowned in a pool in the town of Wallkill on Sunday night.

A 40-year-old man was hospitalized in critical condition in the same incident.

Wallkill police said officers responded to a residence on Fair Oaks Road around 8 p.m. Sunday.

There they found the child unresponsive in the pool.

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The man was lying in the grass next to the pool.

Both were taken to Garnet Health Medical Center, where the child was pronounced dead and the man was admitted in critical condition. Police have not revealed the child’s identity.

Wallkill police detectives are being assisted by state police in their investigation.

Mike Randall covers breaking news for the Poughkeepsie Journal, Times Herald-Record and The Journal News/lohud. Reach him at mrandall@gannett.com or on Twitter @MikeRandall845.

This article originally appeared on Times Herald-Record: Child drowns in backyard pool on Fair Oaks Road in Wallkill

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