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Toddler drowns in Bogue Chitto pool

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Chief Deputy Johnny Hall with Lincoln County Sheriff's Department says that a Louisiana toddler drowned Tuesday evening in a Bogue Chitto pool. 

The Lincoln County Sheriff's Office responded to the drowning at 8 p.m. Tuesday. 2-year-old Zayleigh Perdue was taken to King's Daughter's Medical Center where she was pronounced dead. 

Perdue's family, from Louisiana, was visiting family in Bogue Chitto at the time.  

Hall says it appears the child had climbed the ladder to the above ground pool and fell inside. The cause of death is accidental drowning.

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