Floyd County Deputy Corner Brenton Whatley confirmed that a 4-year old child died Wednesday night when she drowned while playing in a pool in the backyard of his home east of Rome.

The child was identified the victim as Levi Waln, of a Mathis Road address.

The child was was found in the family’s in-ground pool a little after 7:30 p.m.  He was pronounced dead at the hospital shortly after 9 p.m.