Toddler found unresponsive in Lauderhill pool dies

LAUDERHILL, FLA. (WSVN) - A 3-year-old girl has died after she was found unresponsive in the swimming pool of an apartment complex in Lauderhill, Sunday afternoon.

According to Lauderhill Police, they received a call at around 5:30 p.m. alerting them that the victim had been found floating in the community pool, not breathing and unresponsive.

“I’m really sad about the whole situation,” said neighbor Veronica Glave.

Investigators said the toddler was swimming in the pool with other children while adults were present. Some time later, police, said, a child spotted the victim floating in the water.

Police and first responders swarmed the complex, located along the 3200 block of Inverrary Boulevard. Paramedics immediately began administering CPR on the child.

“It’s just frightening, a 3-year-old, very sad,” said Glave.

Crews then transported the girl to Plantation General Hospital in extremely critical condition. Just after 10 p.m., Sunday police confirmed she had died.

“What really happened? You know, it’s really shocking,” said Glave.

Concerned neighbors told 7News they’re hopeful the child’s family can find peace.

“I’m just praying for the family, because it’s going to be really hard for them to deal with a situation like this,” said Glave.

Police continue to investigate. They have not released the girl’s name.

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