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Toddler drowns in inflatable pool in NC, deputies say

TROUTMAN, NC (WBTV) -

A toddler drowned in a small inflatable pool in Troutman Thursday.

The incident happened at a home on Sorrel Lane, off of Thoroughbred Drive, according to the Iredell County Sheriff's Office.

The girl, who investigators say was between 18 and 19-months-old, was outside with family members, and was sitting in a chair near the pool.

The toddler's grandmother found her in the pool, which had about a foot of water in it, and started performing CPR.

Emergency crews were called and took the young girl to a nearby hospital, where she later died.

Deputies said the drowning appears to be accidental, but that the incident is still under investigation.

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