Modesto toddler drowns

12:59 PM, Sep 13, 2012   |    comments
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MODESTO, CA - A little girl drowned in a backyard pool Thursday morning.

The Stanislaus County Coroner's Office said the victim was 18 months old.

According to Modesto Fire Department Chief Hugh Patino, crews were sent to the 1500 block of Teresa Street at approximately 9:30 a.m. The girl was transported by ambulance to a Doctors Medical Hospital in Modesto but did not survive.

A neighbor told responders he heard screaming and ran across the street to attempt CPR on the child until emergency responders arrived.

The family pool is above ground and has a fence around it, according to the neighbor.


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