UNIONTOWN, Pa. — A 2-year-old girl drowned in Fayette County Thursday afternoon, according to police.
This happened around 3:30 p.m. in a pool along Coolspring Street in Hopwood.
Police identified the girl as Paisley Guziak.
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This comes just a month after two other small children in Fayette County drowned in their family's aboveground pool in Uniontown. Three-year-old Hunter Smith and his 1-year-old brother died.
Three weeks ago in Plum, Canayah Mitchell drowned. Police tell Channel 11 her father left her and a little boy alone in a pool. He's charged with involuntary manslaughter and child endangerment.
In the light of these recent tragedies, Channel 11 looked into the safety requirements for standard pools.
If it's an in-ground pool, you must have a 4-foot fence around it and a gate with a latch. For aboveground pools, if the sides of the pools are 48 inches high, they count as a fence. A removable or locked ladder is required and must be removed or locked when the pool is not in use.
State police are still investigating the drowning death of Guziak.
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