IREDELL COUNTY, NC (WCNC-TV)– A toddler who briefly escaped from her family’s sight drowned in a small backyard pool in Huntersville.
The sheriff’s office says several kids and adults were present at the time. The 2-year-old girl went outside without the family members inside knowing. The adults standing outside didn’t notice her.
Family members soon began searching and found the girl in a kiddie pool with less than a foot of water. They immediately started CPR but she did not survive.
The cause of death appears to be an accidental drowning.