8-Year-Old Boy Drowns In Owensboro

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An boy has drowned in Owensboro.

The Daviess County Deputy Coroner says the child slipped out of an inflatable ring while playing in a resort pool during a birthday party.

The Owensboro Messenger-Inquirer says the child’s name was Blaine Jewell.

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The deputy coroner say a girl saw the boy drowning, screamed and held his head above water until a couple of swimmers could perform CPR.

But the child was pronounced dead at a local hospital.