3 year-old from Racine dies after falling in backyard pool

CREATED Aug 11, 2014

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RACINE -- A 3-year-old boy died from injuries he sustained during an accidental drowning Sunday.

Austin Lueck was pronounced dead late Sunday at Children's Hospital in Milwaukee.

Officers arrived at a home in the 2000 block of Shoop St. around 2:45 p.m. and were advised the boy had been pulled from a pool at the home.

The first patrol officer on scene continued lifesaving efforts, which had been initiated immediately by a neighbor and family member.

Officials said the boy did not have a pulse and was not breathing.

Initial investigation shows the child likely fell into the pool after climbing an exterior support strap.

Friends of the Lueck family have set up a fund for the boy's funeral expenses. Donations can be made at any US Bank branch under account number 18237693209.