ROWLAND HEIGHTS (CBS) — Authorities said a 2-year-old girl has drowned in a swimming pool at a Rowland Heights home.

A relative found the child Friday evening in the swimming pool in the 2200 block of Deepgrove Avenue, said Sgt. Angie Wilkinson of the sheriff’s Walnut station.

Deputies were dispatched to the scene about 7:20 p.m. Friday where they found family members attempting to revive the child.

The girl was taken to St. Jude Medical Center in Fullerton where she was pronounced dead.

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Comments (3)
  1. GC1008 says:

    A one year old can be taught to wait for rescue. Even people who don’t have a pool should teach their children. No one can keep an eye on a child 100 percent of the time. They are fast, they are curious. But teaching a child that if they fall in a pool or other body of water should roll over, put their hands behind their head and float until they bump into something solid to grab onto or help comes. It saved the life of a two-year-old in Florida who fell in the family pool. Everyone thought he was with someone else. By the time they figured it out he’d been floating for over five minutes. He made one mistake, he only had one hand behind his head, but he was doing quite well. It saved the boy’s life and their Thanksgiving. Check with your local YMCA and pools. Ask questions to get a knowledgable instructor. Be aware that swallowing too much water can be bad and even kill someone, so have someone who is aware of what to look for.

  2. cloudnine says:

    My heart aches for this family. I had a taste of this happen with my two year old who is now 8. As a parent who lived just a bit of this I can tell you the guilt will live forever. My prayes go out to this family. May they seek into God for strength.
    To GC1008 agree with you 100%.

  3. wgm says:

    this is my cousin and our family is mourning deeply….

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