Girl drowns in pool at family gathering

Girl drowns in pool at family gathering

GUILFORD, IN (FOX19) - A girl drowned in a pool at a family gathering over the weekend, according to the Dearborn County Sheriff's Office.

Deputies were dispatched to a residence in the 24000 block of State Route 1 about 6:15 p.m. Saturday after she was found unresponsive in an above-ground pool, sheriff's officials said in a prepared statement.

Family members performed CPR to try to revive the child until first responders arrived.

She was transported to Dearborn County Hospital, where she was pronounced dead, according to the sheriff's office.

Her age and name were not released.

Sheriff's officials said they are conducting a death investigation into the drowning.

They say they have determined the incident occurred during a family gathering at the residence with several adults and children.

The child's father found her in the pool after he had not seen her and thought she was inside with the other children, they said.

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