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Bayside boy drowns in Douglas Manor pool

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A 4-year-old Queens boy drowned in a relative’s pool early Wednesday evening during a Fourth of July gathering, police said.

Police responded to calls of an unconscious child at 223 Beverley Rd. in Douglas Manor around 6 p.m. Wednesday, where they found Christos Voulkoudis, 4, inside the home’s backyard pool. Voulkoudis was pronounced dead after he was taken to North Shore University Hospital.

No criminality was suspected in the incident, police said.

Neighbors said the boy lived with his family in nearby Bayside and was visiting Douglas Manor for a holiday party.

The incident occurred the same day a 21-year-old college student saved an 11-year-old boy, who was in danger of drowning at a Glen Oaks pool.

Police said the lifeguard performed CPR on the unconscious boy until emergency responders arrived at the pool at the Royal Ranch neighborhood complex.

That same day, police said an East Islip, L.I. child drowned in his family’s backyard swimming pool after climbing a ladder. Byron Arthur, a 21-month-old toddler, was found by a family member at the bottom of his above-ground pool around 12:40 p.m. Wednesday. He was pronounced dead after being taken to nearby Southside Hospital in Bay Shore.

Reach reporter Phil Corso by e-mail at pcorso@cnglocal.com or by phone at 718-260-4573.

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Deazha anderson from Shirley ny says:
Im going go miss u bj :( ilove u so much may u rest in peace little cousin.
July 5, 2012, 11:01 pm
Deazha anderson from Shirley ny says:
Im going go miss u bj :( ilove u so much may u rest in peace little cousin.
July 5, 2012, 11:01 pm
Deazha anderson from Shirley ny says:
Im going go miss u bj :( ilove u so much may u rest in peace little cousin.
July 5, 2012, 11:01 pm
Mv from Lomg island says:
All too easy for these horrible tragedies to happen. Good article on the signs if drowning I was never aware of.

http://mariovittone.com/2010/05/154/
July 6, 2012, 7:01 am
Eni says:
Rest in peace little angel...
July 6, 2012, 9:49 pm
E from Queens says:
RIP Christos. You're our little angel now. We miss you so much. :( From "your brother."
July 7, 2012, 1:26 pm
Nick from Bayside says:
One question looms large:
Where were these children's parents??????????
July 3, 2013, 12:36 pm
lisa from bayside says:
WHERE were the parents or any adults for that matter????
Jan. 5, 9:39 am

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