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911 calls released in drowning death of 2-year-old Bartow County boy

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CARTERSVILLE, GA (CBS46) -

The 911 calls made after a 2 year-old Bartow County boy drowned in a pool on Memorial Day have been released by police.

CBS46 has confirmed that two calls were made by neighbors after they discovered the boy's body lifeless in the pool. Even though deputies were only minutes away, 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.

Bartow County Sheriff Clark Millsap said investigators were called to Canter Lane in Cartersville just after 1:30 p.m. on Memorial Day after the child was found. Millsap said the child was pronounced dead after life-saving attempts were unsuccessful. 

Prather was later arrested and taken to the Bartow County Jail.

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 2 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.

Listen to the 911 call in the post below (please allow time to video to load)

This was the second tragedy involving a Bartow County child over the Memorial Day weekend. A toddler was found not breathing in a family pool along Waterford Drive in Cartersville on Saturday.

Police say that accident appeared to be an accident.

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