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July 10, 1982: 6-year-old drowns in neighbor’s pool

A 6-year-old boy playing by himself at a neighbor’s house fell in a pool and drowned Friday, according to the Merced Police Department.

The youngster, whose name was not released, often plays next door but went there this afternoon while no one was home, police said.

When the 10-year-old neighbor returned to her home she found the youth in the pool drowned, police said. Neighbors and an ambulance were summoned, but the youngster was not resuscitated.