2-Year-Old Girl Drowns in Home Pool in Miami Gardens

A 2-year-old girl drowned in Miami Gardens at a home, in-ground pool that did not have a security fence, police said Friday.

In a statement, the Miami Gardens Police Department said the drowning occurred when the child’s mother left the home to run an errand – leaving the girl in the care of her grandmother and adult brother.

“When the mother returned home, she discovered her daughter at the bottom of the pool,” the police department said. “Despite life-saving measures, the victim expired.”

The girl was transported to Jackson North Medical Center before officers arrived at the residence in N. Miami Avenue at about 7 p.m. The MGPD’s Homicide Unit is investigating the death.

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