Sheriff’s deputy’s baby drowns in home swimming pool

LEBANON, Tenn. (AP) – Authorities are investigating after they say the 1-year-old child of a Wilson County Sheriff’s deputy drowned.

Officials with the Wilson County Emergency Management Agency tell media outlets that the incident happened Monday morning at a home swimming pool.

WEMA officials say the 18-month-old boy was taken a hospital, but died. The child’s name has not been released.

Sheriff’s office spokeswoman Sharon Curtis-Flair said the incident was an “unavoidable tragedy.”

Authorities haven’t released details of how the drowning happened.

The Mt. Juliet Police Department said in a post on its Facebook page that the child’s mother worked as a supervisor in the department’s Communications Center, and that her husband serves as a Wilson County Sheriff’s deputy.