A three-year old died Saturday after reportedly drowning at a private pool behind a home in Greenville.
According to Greenville County Coroner Parks Evans, Lucas Gilbert was swimming in an above ground pool at a home on Fairbanks St. when the family was headed inside. They saw him climbing the ladder to get out of the pool, but as they were going inside realized Lucas was not with them.
They returned to the pool and they found him unresponsive, immediately beginning CPR. The family continued to perform CPR until the Sheriff’s Office and EMS arrived.
Lucas was taken to the Greenville Hospital System where he was eventually pronounced dead just after 5 p.m.
It appears that at one time that the child was wearing a safety vest.
The coroner has ruled the death accidental.