Toddler drowns in pool in Sturgeon area

5 years 6 months 1 week ago Tuesday, July 15 2014 Jul 15, 2014 Tuesday, July 15, 2014 5:14:58 PM CDT July 15, 2014 in News
By: The Associated Press

STURGEON (AP) - A toddler has drowned in a private pool in central Missouri.

Boone County Fire Protection District spokeswoman Martina Pounds says the child's mother put her down for a nap Monday and didn't notice she had left her crib. Pounds says the mother later found the toddler in a pool outside their home in the Sturgeon area.

The Columbia Daily Tribune reports the mother called emergency crews and administered CPR with the instruction of a dispatcher until the first fire crew arrived. The child was pronounced dead at a Columbia hospital.

The child's identity hasn't been released.

The Boone County Sheriff's Department is investigating.

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