GALLOWAY — A missing toddler was found drowned in a home swimming pool on Sunday.

Galloway Police, on their Facebook page, wrote they made the grim discovery during their search for the 2-year-old in the Pitney Road area of Galloway Township around 8:30 a.m.

The child was pronounced dead at AtlanticCare Regional Medical Center.

Police did not disclose if the pool had a gate or fence around it and said they continue to investigate the incident.

The drowning is the third in South Jersey in the past week. A 6-year-old Philadelphia girl drowned in the pool of a Wildwood hotel last Saturday and a 4-year-old died several days after being rescued from a private lake in Dennis Township.

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