JPSO -- A two-year-old Marrero girl is pronounced dead Saturday evening after family members find her at the bottom of a swimming pool.

Around 6:10 p.m. Saturday, officers responded to a call at 5144 Randolph St. in Marrero. Police say the call was in reference to a two-year-old girl lying in the bottom of a swimming pool.

Deputies discovered that a large family gathering was underway when the child, Natalie Gandy of Marrero, was found unresponsive at the bottom of an above-ground pool. Family members immediately pulled her from the pool and called 911.

When police arrived, they assisted family members with CPR until EMS transported the girl to West Jefferson Hospital. She was pronounced dead an hour later.

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