18-month-old SW Missouri girl falls into hot tub, drowns

4 years 10 months 1 week ago Wednesday, July 22 2015 Jul 22, 2015 Wednesday, July 22, 2015 10:56:36 AM CDT July 22, 2015 in News
By: The Associated Press

JOPLIN (AP) - An 18-month-old southwest Missouri girl is dead after wandering away from her baby sitter and falling into a floor-level hot tub.

The Joplin Globe reports a friend of the toddler's parents was babysitting Monday afternoon when she left the girl alone for a moment in another room. After returning and finding the girl was gone, the baby sitter searched the house and found her in the hot tub.

Emergency responders were unable to resuscitate the child.

Newton County coroner Mark Bridges said the death was ruled an accidental drowning.

 

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