A young girl is dead after drowning in a swimming pool Monday night. The call for help went out shortly after 7 p.m. from a home near Torrey Pines Drive and Smoke Ranch Road.
Police say the child was found unresponsive at the bottom of the pool. She was taken to Mountain Vista Hospital, where she later died.
Metro Police say the child was between the ages of five and 10. Metro's Abuse and Neglect detectives are investigating, but police say everyone is cooperating.
The drowning happened during an Independence Day celebration. Police say it serves as a reminder about pool safety, especially when children are present.
"I just want to take this time to remind the citizens of the 'A-B-C-Ds' of child safety," said Metro Police Lt. Nick Farese. "Making sure of adult supervision, just knowing where your children are at all times, especially if they don't know how to swim, and they're not wearing floatation devices. This is avoidable."... Read More