April 18, 2014

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3-year-old dead after apparent drowning

COLUMBIA STATION — A 3-year-old Parma boy died Saturday in an apparent drowning, according to the Cuyahoga County Coroner’s Office.

The boy, George Teconchuk, died after he wandered outside of a family member’s residence in the 2500 block of Meadow Trail and entered the pool by himself, according to Sgt. Don Barker of the Lorain County Sheriff’s Office.

Barker said the family was inside the house when a caretaker realized he was missing. He said the boy was believed to be in the pool for a couple minutes before he was found.

Deputies were dispatched to the residence at 5:27 p.m., but the boy was taken to Southwest General Hospital before they arrived. Teconchuk was pronounced dead at the hospital.

Barker said no charges have been filed, and the incident is currently under investigation.

Contact Chelsea Miller at 329-7123 or cmiller@chroniclet.com.