About 2:30 p.m., Sheriff Fire Rescue units and sheriff’s deputies responded to a report about a missing child from a residence at the Independence Bay subdivision, Jachles said.
The girl was at home with her mother when she apparently slipped out of the house undetected, Jachles said. It wasn’t until later, when Julianna’s father returned home, that he noticed the girl had vanished, Jachles said.
The parents began looking for the child and called 911 to report her missing.
The child's home was a short distance from the pool. Her father found her in the pool, pulled her from the water and began giving her CPR. Broward Sheriff Fire Rescue crews then "began aggressive resuscitation efforts," Jachles said.
Jachles said it wasn't immediately known how long the child was in the pool.
The girl's death is under investigation by the Sheriff's Office. The Broward County Medical Examiner’s Office is expected to confirm the cause of death, presumed to be drowning.