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Columbia, SC (WLTX) - Officials say a 2-year-old boy has drowned in a pool at his family's home in Columbia.

Richland County Coroner Gary Watts says 2-year-old Jeremy S. Myers, Jr. was pronounced dead at Palmetto Richland Memorial Hospital Saturday morning.

The autopsy report confirms that he died as a result of fresh water drowning.

Authorities say Myers was able to get to outside after his 3-year-old sister climbed on a piece of children's furniture and unlocked the door to the pool.

The incident is being investigated by the Richland County Sheriff's Department, but Watt says all the evidence at this time points to this being a tragic accident.

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