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Child dies after being found unresponsive in Easton pool

EASTON, Pa. - A 4-year-old boy died after being found unresponsive in a private community pool in Easton.

Jahleel Bartell, 4, of New York City, was pronounced dead at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Cedar Crest Sunday, according to the Lehigh County coroner's office.

Bartell was found unresponsive in a private community pool located on Vista Drive in the Highlands Community early Saturday evening, according to officials with the Easton Fire Department.

A 69 News crew at the scene tried to speak with a member of the community pool's board, but the member declined to comment.

The death is being investigated by the Lehigh County coroner's office and the Easton Police Department.


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