A two-year-old boy drowned in a backyard pool near Windsor on Friday evening, the latest in a rash of drownings this summer.

The toddler had no vital signs when his father pulled him from the water around 7 p.m. The boy, whose name has not been released, was pronounced dead in hospital later that night.

An autopsy is scheduled for Saturday.

This marks the 76th fatal drowning in Ontario so far this year. Seven were toddlers who drowned in backyard pools. Last year, there were 64 drownings across the province.

The incident occurred in Amherstburg, about 30 kilometres south of Windsor.