The Burke County Sheriff’s Office says the child who was found unresponsive in a swimming pool at a home in Waynesboro earlier this week has been identified as 4 year old Israel Scott.
Israel was attending his second day of swimming lessons at the home on Deer Run Road when the incident occurred late Tuesday morning. He died the following day at Children’s Hospital of Georgia.
An autopsy has determined the cause of the boy’s death was drowning. Investigators say no foul play is suspected or involved.
A statement from Captain Jimmy Wylds says, “Our investigation as to whether criminal negligence is involved in this incident continues. Once we have completed our investigation we will release those findings.