DALTON, GA. (WRCB)--  A two-year-old child was found unconscious in a swimming pool at 764 Keith Drive Saturday night around six.

According to the Whitfield County Sheriff's Office, two-year-old Keyson Phillips was home with his parents and older brother when the incident happened Saturday night.

Authorities say the toddler slipped out of the home and climbed a small ladder into an above ground pool.

When the parents realized the child was not in the residence they rushed outside and found him in three feet of water.

EMS arrived and transported the child to Hamilton Medical Center where he was later pronounced dead.