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Toddler drowned in family swimming pool in Elwood

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A 22-month-old boy drowned in a family’s swimming pool Saturday afternoon in southwest suburban Elwood.

Traeger A. Moore’s grandparents were babysitting in the the 19000 block of Raymond Drive in Elwood at 1:28 p.m. when he slipped out of the house and climbed over the security gate leading to the pool deck, according to the Will County sheriff’s and coroner’s offices.

The grandfather was outside in the garage working on his van at the time, and the grandmother was in the kitchen with the baby, according to the sheriff’s office.

The grandparents and neighbors began searching for the baby and his grandfather found him in the pool. CPR was performed on the toddler until the Elwood Fire Department arrived, but he never regained consciousness.

He was taken to Saint Joseph Medical Center in Joliet, where he was pronounced dead at 2:14 p.m., according to the coroner’s office .

Preliminary autopsy results Sunday revealed Traeger drowned. A final cause and manner of death will be determined at a later date, pending police, autopsy and toxicological reports.

The Will County sheriff’s office is investigating.