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Toddler drowns in East Tennessee swimming pool as family dines

August 9th, 2011 1:25 pm by Don Jacobs

KNOXVILLE — A 19-month-old boy drowned in a swimming pool in East Knox County while the rest of his family was eating dinner, according to the Knox County Sheriff's Office.

Authorities were summoned shortly after 10 p.m. Monday to 5635 Thorngrove Pike. Family members told responding medical units that the boy, Lucas Bright, had been found floating in the above-ground pool in the front yard.

The boy was unresponsive when found, according to the KCSO.

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