Man charged over toddler’s pool death
A MAN has been charged over the drowning death of a toddler in Armidale.
Police say a two-year-old boy was found submerged in a backyard pool in Fletcher St, Armidale, in May.
The child was rushed to hospital in a critical condition but died two days later.
A 61-year-old man was interviewed by Armidale police yesterday (Tuesday) and charged with manslaughter.
Police say he was not a relative of the toddler but owned the property where the child was found, and had failed to adequately fence the pool.
The man was bailed to appear in Armidale Local Court next month.