3-year-old boy dies in apparent drowning at Wisconsin pool

A three-year-old boy died in an apparent drowning in a private pool in western Wisconsin this week.  

On Thursday evening, the boy’s mother found him unresponsive in an above ground swimming pool at a home in Trenton, according to the Pierce County Sheriff's Office. She removed him from the water and immediately started life-saving efforts. 

Deputies arrived on the scene at approximately 6:35 p.m. The boy, identified as Ryker Tipton, was taken to a nearby hospital and eventually transported to Rochester Mayo. He died early Friday morning.