MIAMI (CBSMiami) – An afternoon by the pool Sunday ended in tragedy with the death of a toddler.
A neighbor told CBS4 the family who lives at 7265 SW 86th Avenue had some friends over Sunday afternoon. The adults were in the pool and didn’t notice the two-year old girl slip under the water about 6:30 p.m.
“I heard screams of horror and that got me over the edge because it’s something that you’ll never forget,” said neighbor J.C. Mena. “I saw the ambulance and a guy running out waving frantically like come here come here come here.”
It’s believed the girl was only in the water a short amount of time. A family member performed CPR on her until paramedics arrived.
“It’s unknown how long she was in the water but there was family inside the pool with her when she did go under,” said Miami-Dade Officer Robin Pinkard.
The girl was taken to the hospital where she died.
According to neighbors, the neighborhood is close-knit and everyone’s grieving for the family who had three young children.
Mena said he knew the father well.
“His daughters are always in the pool, we’re always playing with them,” Mena said. “Honestly no one deserves this but especially him, like this guy, I’ve never seen him sad or anything, he always has a smile on his face.”