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.

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