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Boy, 4, drowns in backyard pool

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A four-year-old boy has drowned in a backyard pool in northern Tasmania.

The child was reported missing in the Launceston suburb of Youngtown on Sunday morning and was found unconscious in the pool a short time later.

Attempts at CPR were unsuccessful and he was pronounced dead at the Launceston General Hospital.

A report is being prepared for the coroner.

Tasmania Police have declined to comment further on the death.