A 1-year-old girl was rushed to the hospital in critical condition after she was pulled from a backyard swimming pool, Sunday.
Police said the toddler was found floating in the pool of a home located on the 7300 block of 35th Court in Lauderhill. “Our preliminary investigation is indicating that the child may have been left unattended for a very short period of time when the mother went to another part of the house to use the restroom,” said Lauderhill Police Lt. Greg Solowsky. “When the mother came back to check on the child, only a few minutes later, she had discovered the child floating in the pool.”
Police said the girl was breathing when she was taken to Plantation General Hospital. Officers remained on the scene to investigate what kind of access she had to the pool.
Outside the home, the victim’s grandmother updated reporters about the 1-year-old’s condition. “She’s doing OK. She’s breathing on her own,” she said. “They just said that she was crying, so I’m on my way to the hospital now.”