1-year-old drowns in Tinley Park backyard pool

A 1-year-old child drowned in at a backyard pool in southwest suburban Tinley Park.
A 1-year-old child drowned in at a backyard pool in southwest suburban Tinley Park.

About 3:30 p.m., emergency crews responded to a home in the 7600 block of Brookside Glen Drive for a report of a possible drowning, said Pat Carr, director of Emergency Management and 911 communications for Tinley Park.

Paramedics found Liam Joseph Giannone, who lived at the home, unresponsive and transported him to a Franciscan St. James Health in Olympia Fields, where he died at 5:05 p.m., authorities said.

An autopsy performed Saturday found Giannone drowned, and his death was ruled an accident, according to the Cook County Medical Examiner's office.

The home had a backyard pool, Carr said, but circumstances surrounding the drowning were not immediately available.

Carr said foul play was "absolutely not" suspected in the incident.

Sun Times Media contributed to this report.

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