• 4-year-old Florida girl drowns in family tub

    By: Bob D'Angelo, Cox Media Group National Content Desk

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    PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. - A 4-year-old Florida girl drowned in the family’s bathtub Thursday after the child’s mother left home to run an errand and left her 16-year-old daughter in charge, TCPalm reported.

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    According to Port St. Lucie police Master Sgt. Frank Sabol, the 16-year-old was in the house doing chores. When she went to check on her sister, she found the child face down in the master bathroom bathtub, WPBF reported.


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    The teen called 911 and performed CPR. The 4-year-old was taken to a hospital, where she was pronounced dead, TCPalm reported.

    There were three other children in the house, all boys, ranging in age from 7 to 14, the newspaper reported.

    Police detectives are investigating the death as a drowning, Sabol said.

    “At this time it just looks like a horrible accident,” Sabol told TCPalm.



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