3-year-old girl drowns in Bush

BUSH, La. -- A three-year-old girl drowned in a swimming pool over the Labor Day weekend, according to the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff's Office. 

Around 10 a.m. Sunday, sheriff's office deputies were called to a home in the 82000 block of Highway 21 after family members found the little girl unresponsive in the swimming pool. 

"The mother of the toddler told authorities the 3-year-old was in the living room watching television and playing. The mother walked away for a few minutes, and when she returned, the toddler was nowhere to be found. After frantically searching the house, another family member discovered the toddler unresponsive in the swimming pool," said the sheriff's office.

The mother started CPR until emergency crews arrived. The little girl was airlifted to Bogalusa Charity Hospital, where she was pronounced dead.

 


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