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4-year-old girl drowns while swimming at an Akron residence

Upon arrival, police found the girl unconscious and not breathing with residents administering CPR.

AKRON, Ohio —

Editor's note: The video in the player above is from a story published on May 25, 2021.

The Akron Police Department is investigating today after a 4-year-old drowned in a pool at a residence Saturday afternoon. 

According to officials, the incident happened around 5 p.m. during a family gathering in a home in the 800 block of Independence Avenue. 

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Upon arrival at the address, police found the girl outside of the pool, unconscious and not breathing. Akron officials say that CPR was being administered when EMS arrived. 

The 4-year-old was taken to Akron Children’s Hospital and was initially listed as critical condition, but police confirm to 3News that shortly after her arrival at the hospital, she passed away. 

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Akron police say the matter remains under investigation at this time and that no further information is available. 

This is a developing story. Check back with 3News for updates. 

Editor's note: The video in the player above is from a story published in 2018. 

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