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Child found in pool succumbs to injuries

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A 2-year-old girl who was found unconscious in an above ground pool has died.

The Grant County Sheriff's Office said it responded to a home in the 2000 block of East Bradford Pike on Wednesday evening after receiving a 911 call reporting that incident. The girl's grandmother made the call after discovering the toddler and determining that she was not breathing.

The woman began performing CPR until help could arrive. An Indiana State Police trooper and DNR officer were the first to reach the residence.

The unidentified girl was taken to an area hospital, where medical staff were able to regain a pulse -- but despite efforts over the next 12 hours, the victim passed away.

Investigators determined that the victim had been at home with an older brother and the grandmother at the time of the accident. The child was playing both inside and outside of the home as the woman tended to chores.

It is believed that 15-to-20 minutes passed since the last time the girl was seen.

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