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Child drowns at family gathering in Dearborn County over the weekend

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Posted at 1:21 PM, Jul 24, 2017
and last updated 2017-07-24 13:21:53-04

DEARBORN COUNTY, Ind. -- A child drowned at a family gathering Saturday night, the sheriff's office said.

Dearborn County deputies were called to a home on State Route 1 at about 6:13 p.m.

The girl was found unresponsive in an above-ground pool. Her father hadn't seen her for a while and thought she was inside with the other children, the sheriff's office said.

Family members performed CPR until medics arrived. She was taken to Dearborn County Hospital, where she was pronounced dead at about 7:15 p.m.

The sheriff's office hasn't released her name or age.