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Toddler climbs locked pool ladder in viral video; parents warning others

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(Credit: Wyman Family via WPRI/CNN) (Credit: Wyman Family via WPRI/CNN)

(Meredith/AP) — A family in Massachusetts captured the viral moment their toddler climbed a gate that is supposed to stop children from getting into a pool.

Keith Wyman said he and his family were in their backyard in Attleboro last week when his 2-year-old son Cody began climbing the gate blocking the ladder to their above-ground pool.

“My heart dropped,” Wyman said in an interview with local outlet WPRI.

The family grabbed Cody before he fell into the water, but not before capturing it on camera to show other parents how easily kids could climb over.

“I stress to you to watch your kids around pools," the dad wrote in a Facebook post that included a video of the incident. "I will be buying a new type of ladder! Kid has some serious upper body strength."

The viral video has been viewed more than 20 million times since being posted on Friday.

The Wymans said the store where they bought the ladder and gate from offered them a replacement, but all the other gates had a similar design.

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