St. Amant child, 2, dies after falling into pool

Staff reports

A child who was hospitalized last week after falling into a swimming pool died Thursday night, according to Ascension Parish Chief Deputy Tony Bacala.

Deputies and emergency personnel responded to a St. Amant residence May 14 at 1:38 p.m. after receiving a call about a two-year-old child who had fallen in a pool, Bacala said.

The parents of the child, Vivian McAlister, told deputies they were outside near the pool and momentarily lost sight of the child, Bacala said.

The emergency crew transported the child to Our Lady of the Lake Hospital, he said.

The child died at the hospital at 5:21 p.m. Thursday, Bacala said.