Toddler drowns in pool in Venice

SARASOTA COUNTY, FL (WFLA) – A 21-month-old girl died after drowning in a family pool in Venice, according to Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office.

It happened at a home on Flamingo Road around 1 p.m. Saturday. Sarasota deputies said, the girl’s father had told them he took a nap and when he woke up, he found the girl in the pool unresponsive.

The girl was pronounced dead at the Sarasota Memorial Hospital.

There were two other children in the home, a 6-year-old and a 4-year-old. They are with the relatives right now.

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Sheriff’s detectives and an investigator for the Department of Children and Families are investigating the death. Stay with WFLA for more on this developing story. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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