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Published June 07, 2012, 08:52 PM

Girl Drowns in Above-ground Swimming Pool in MN

CHISAGO, Minn. (AP) — A toddler has drowned in an above-ground swimming pool after wandering outside her family's home in east-central Minnesota.

By: Associated Press,

CHISAGO, Minn. (AP) — A toddler has drowned in an above-ground swimming pool after wandering outside her family's home in east-central Minnesota.

The Chisago County sheriff's office was called to a home south of Chisago City around 5:40 p.m. Wednesday on a report of a 14-month-old drowning victim. When sheriff's officials arrived they found a neighbor who also is a nurse performing CPR on the girl.

The girl was pronounced dead in an emergency room. Her name was not immediately released.

Authorities say the girl's father was outside working while his wife was inside with the children. He says his wife thought the girl was upstairs playing with her two older sisters.

The victim drowned in the shallow end of the pool. She may have been unaccounted for about a half-hour.


Copyright 2012 The Associated Press.

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