Sheriff’s office: Child drowns in backyard pool during party

NORTH LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) – A 5-year-old girl drowned in a backyard pool during a holiday weekend party in Florida.

Broward Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Gina Carter told the Sun Sentinel the girl was with her family at the party Sunday afternoon at a North Lauderdale home.

Carter says an adult found the girl in the pool around 5 p.m. The child was pronounced dead at a hospital.

Additional details were not immediately available. Homicide detectives with the sheriff’s office were investigating.

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