Girl Drowns in Pembroke Pines Lake: Officials

Girl died at Memorial Hospital West after she was found floating in a lake, officials said

Sunday, May 6, 2012  |  Updated 5:33 PM EDT
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Child Drowns in Lake: Officials

An 18-month-old girl drowned in a lake in Pembroke Pines Sunday, authorities said.

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An 18-month-old girl has died after drowning in a lake in Pembroke Pines on Sunday, authorities said.

The child was playing with a juvenile family member in her backyard shortly before she was found floating in a lake behind her house by a neighbor, the Pembroke Pines Police Department said.

The girl was rushed to Memorial Hospital West in serious condition but later died, according to a report.

The young girl was found in the lake at 2220 NW 72 Way, police said.

Officials continue investigating the incident.

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