The drowning death of a 2-year-old in Auburn is believed to have been the result of an accident.

Auburn Police and Fire Departments were called to the home at 56 Dillingham Hill Road on Saturday for a report of a two-year-old child that had been found in the family's swimming pool. When responding rescue workers arrived on the scene, they found the child to be unresponsive. Police officers were first on the scene and administered life-saving efforts until the arrival of Auburn Fire Paramedics. They took over the efforts while transporting the child to Central Maine Medical Center. Tragically, the child did not survive.

Now, the Auburn Police Department, with the assistance of the Maine State Police Major Crimes Unit, is investigating the circumstances of the child's death. So far, the preliminary investigation indicates that this incident is an accidental drowning.

We'll update this story as more details become available.

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