Ewing Toddler Drowns in Family Pool

A two-year-old is dead after an accidental drowning at his family home in Ewing Saturday. According to a report from the Jefferson County Coroner’s office, Ryan Russell was found unresponsive in his family’s pool after briefly leaving his mother’s sight and making his way through an unlatched gate to the pool, where he fell in. Emergency crews were called to the scene and the boy was taken to Good Samaritan hospital in Mt. Vernon where he was eventually pronounced dead. Funeral arrangements are forthcoming.