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Water safety urged after 3 Ohio toddlers drown

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Authorities are urging extra vigilance for parents of small children after the accidental drownings of toddlers in three separate central Ohio incidents last weekend.

On Saturday, 4-year-old Sinaia Moore died in a backyard pool at a birthday party in Columbus. Also on Saturday, 4-year-old Sebastion Lee was found in a pond at his family's farm north of Newark in Licking County.

And then on Sunday in Licking County, 4-year-old Colton Angus was found dead in the Clear Fork of the Licking River north of Newark. He had been visiting a relative's house.

Elissa James of the Central Ohio YMCA tells The Columbus Dispatch that constant supervision is essential to keeping children safe near water.

James says drowning usually happens "quickly and silently."

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