FLORENCE -- Police in northern Kentucky say an 11-year-old autistic boy has died after being found submerged in a neighbor's pool.

Boone County sheriff's Lt. Philip Ridgell says in a news release Madou Ba's death is believed to be an accidental drowning.

The statement says the boy was found unconscious in a pool Saturday in Florence and was later pronounced dead at a hospital.

Police said the boy apparently scaled a fence and took off his shirt prior to entering the neighbor's backyard. Florence is about 12 miles southwest of Cincinnati.

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