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Toddler found unresponsive in backyard Peoria pool, died at hospital

Posted August 25

— A 16-month-old girl was found unresponsive in a backyard pool on Friday morning in Peoria.

Crews were called to the home near 83rd Avenue and Thunderbird Road around 7 a.m.

Peoria Police say a family member found the child in the water and immediately began life-saving efforts until officials arrived. Fire officials say the girl was taken to the hospital unresponsive and not breathing.

She died around 8 a.m, according to police.

Air15 video from the scene showed a fenced-in pool, however, there is no word on how the child got into the pool area.

Police are still investigating the drowning and say no arrests have been made yet.


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