A TODDLER drowned in his family swimming pool, an inquest heard.

Two-year-old Teddie Rainger was found face down in the pool at his family home in Langdon Hills on July 23 last year.

An inquest into the tragedy, held today heard his parents left him for just ten minutes playing on decking near the swimming pool.

He was taken to Basildon Hospital but he was pronounced dead just after 1pm that day.

A verdict of accidental death was recorded.