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911 call released in case of toddler who drowned in pool while left alone

CARTERSVILLE, Ga. - The 911 calls made after a 3 year-old boy drowned in a pool on Memorial Day have been released by police.

CBS affiliate WGCL reports that two calls were made by neighbors after they discovered the boy's body lifeless in the pool.

On one call, a woman can be heard telling the operator "he's not breathing" and following instructions to try to clear the child's mouth and begin chest compressions: "Come on baby breathe, breathe, baby," says the woman.

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But it was too late to save the toddler.

The boy's mother, 32-year-old Bobbie Prather, is charged with felony murder and four counts of cruelty to children. She made her first court appearance on Wednesday and a judge denied her bond in the case. A sheriff's department spokesperson said that the charges also stem from "the conditions of the home and the environment they were being raised in."

WGCL reports that there were three other children in the home who were all taken into protective custody. The other children were a 4-year-old boy and two twin 1-year-old boys. Prather allegedly left the children unattended for more than 14 hours without food. It is unclear what Prather was doing at the time she left the children alone.

The father of the 3-year-old child, Douglas Settles, was also arrested on warrants unrelated to the case. Investigators have not ruled out charging him in his son's death.

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