A toddler died Sunday after wandering away and falling into a swimming pool.
Haley Nicole Jones, 18-months-old, was pronounced dead at Sampson Regional medical Center according to a report.
The toddler’s mother, Ashley Marie Deetz of Clinton, left the child at the home of a friend, Kathryn Highsmith. Ms. Highsmith was also caring for other children.
When Ms. Highsmith realized Haley was missing, she began to look for her.
Haley was found floating in an above ground pool beside her home.
Haley was pulled from the water and CPR was administered.
The incident is being investigated.