2-year-old dies after being found unconscious in pool

3 years 4 months 18 hours ago Friday, June 17 2016 Jun 17, 2016 Friday, June 17, 2016 4:04:00 PM CDT June 17, 2016 in News
By: Brendon Baker, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

LAQUEY - A 2-year-old girl died Friday morning after she was found unconscious in a pool late Thursday afternoon in Pulaski County.

Paramedics responded to a possible drowning call at 5:00 p.m. Thursday. They began resuscitation efforts and transported the toddler to General Leonard Wood Army Community Hospital. 

A short time later, the toddler was taken via air ambulance to a children's hospital, where she died Friday morning.

According to witness statements collected by the Pulaski County Sheriff's Department, the toddler was left unattended and climbed into the pool, where she was found a short time later. 

The incident is under investigation by the Pulaski County Sheriff's Department and the toddler's name has not been released, pending notification of family members. 

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