The family of the child couldn’t be reached for comment Tuesday.
The owner of the pool, Donald Comer, said he was heartbroken over the child’s death.
“I’m just sad that the boy’s life was lost and there wasn’t more that we could do,” he said. “I am very sorry for the family.”
Comer said the pool is up to code and has a gate that locks.
The sheriff’s office doesn’t suspect the pool owner violated any criminal laws, Clark said.
“We do not find that the owners of the pool are in violation of any Ohio Revised Code Section,” Clark said.
The Clark County Community Development Department couldn’t be reached for comment Tuesday to verify if the pool met all local codes.
Comer and another man who also lives at the Mumper Road home both called 9-1-1. The other male caller, who’s name wasn’t available Tuesday afternoon, says adults at the scene were able to get the child out of the pool but the boy needed immediate medical attention.
“There was a baby that fell in my pool,” the caller says. “We need an ambulance.”
It’s important for pool owners to take steps to ensure it’s safe, Clark County Combined Health District’s Director of Environmental Health Larry Shaffer said.
“(They) should have a fence around the pool with a locked gate when there are no adults present,” Shaffer said. “People should also always monitor their children when they are swimming.
“We do recommend that people teach children to swim at a young age,” Shaffer said. “Always wear flotation devices until the child is an excellent swimmer.”