CUMMING, Ga. -- A 7-year-old boy drowned in an apartment complex pool in Forsyth County over the weekend.

Forsyth County Sheriff's spokesperson Karleen Chalker said Stephon Alston drowned at around 3 p.m. Sunday in the pool at the Walton Centennial Apartments in the Windermere subdivision.

Alston's father told investigators that he went into the restroom and when he got back to the pool, his son was at the bottom. He jumped into the pool and pulled Alston out of the water, Chalker said.

Responding deputies performed CPR on Alston, according to Chalker. The child was transported to Northside Hospital-Forsyth, where he was pronounced dead.

Chalker said Alston drowned in about three to five feet of water.

The drowning is still under investigation.

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