Toddler drowns in pool in Sturgeon area
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.