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6-Year-Old Girl Dies After Hospitalization in Swimming Pool Drowning Accident

Drowning is the ninth preventable death in Orange County so far this year.

Photo credit: Getty Images
Photo credit: Getty Images

A 6-year-old girl who was hospitalized after being found at the bottom of a swimming pool of a home in Mission Viejo has died, the Orange County Fire Authority announced Tuesday.

The girl and her 4-year-old sister was left by their father in a pool June 1 and when he returned, the older girl was at the bottom, according to Capt. Steve Concialdi of the Orange County Fire Authority.

The older girl was taken to a hospital. The 4-year-old was unharmed.

The drowning was the ninth of the year in Orange County this year, all of which were preventable, Concialdi said.

Another 11 people were rescued before they drowned, Concialdi said.

— City News Service

Eileen G. June 11, 2014 at 09:44 AM
Add the numbers up. THATS 20 Preventable drownings. Be aware people. Be a water watcher.
Lisa Tigert June 11, 2014 at 10:59 AM
SO heartbreaking...
Marie Whitcomb June 11, 2014 at 01:21 PM
This makes my heart hurt so bad. My heart goes out to the mother and the family of this girl. My prayers are for you.

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