Boy who drowned in neighbor's pool was 1 day from 5th birthday

Markus Marsh climbed neighbor's fence, drowned in pool

SAN ANTONIO – A 4-year-old boy died Friday after he climbed the fence and drowned in his neighbor's pool just one day before his birthday, according to authorities.

Firefighters and police were called to the 7400 block of Kentisbury around 2:30 p.m. after an off-duty deputy and a relative of Markus Marsh found him in their neighbor's pool.

According to police the relative realized Markus was missing around 2 p.m. and flagged down an off-duty sergeant for assistance in searching for him.  

Markus was discovered minutes later in the neighbor's pool and the off-duty police sergeant began lifesaving measures on the boy, but he was pronounced dead at a hospital.

Authorities are continuing their investigation at the home.

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