Child Drowns In Southern Illinois

PINCKNEYVILLE, Ill. (AP) — A 4-year-old girl has drowned in a friend’s swimming pool in the southern Illinois city of Pinckneyville.

Authorities say Taylor Louise Laxton of Pinckneyville likely was under water for more than 10 minutes Monday before being found. They described her death as a tragic accident.

Police and ambulance crews performed CPR and the girl was transported to a Pinckneyville hospital and later to a St. Louis hospital.

Police are investigating.

Pinckneyville is in Perry County about 65 miles southeast of St. Louis.


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