11-year-old dies after drowning at a Cass County pool party

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HOWARD TWP., Mich. (WNDU)- An 11-year-old boy has died after drowning at a pool party Saturday night.

Cass County deputies were called to the home on M-51 in Howard Township just before 9 p.m. Saturday night. They said the boy was in the pool with several other kids when he was seen laying on the bottom of the pool.

Police said parents on scene immediately started C-P-R and called 9-1-1.

The 11-year-old was then transported to Lakeland Hospital in Niles where he was pronounced dead.

The child's name is being withheld out of respect for the family.

The drowning is still under investigation. Deputies said it appears to be accidental.

Anyone with information is encouraged to call the Cass County Sheriff's Office.