MARATHON (CBSMiami/AP) — A 2-year-old California girl is dead after being pulled from a pool in the Florida Keys.
The girl was visiting with her family from San Jose, California.READ MORE: COVID-19 Testing Sites In South Florida
The girl was found at the bottom of a pool on Friday. A vacationing doctor and a nearby paramedic heard yells for help and rushed to the rental home. They were unable to resuscitate the girl, who was pronounced dead at a nearby hospital.
The Monroe County Sheriff’s Department says a family member was applying sunscreen to other children inside the home when other relatives found the toddler in the pool.READ MORE: COVID-19 Vaccination Sites In South Florida
Officials say the doctor swam across a canal to help. Rescue crews from the Marathon Fire Department were also unable to revive the child.
Authorities said an autopsy is planned but they don’t suspect foul play.MORE NEWS: South Florida’s Sky-High Rent Is Squeezing Longtime Locals Looking For An Affordable Place
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