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North Florida Toddler Dies in Bathtub When Left With Sister

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    North Florida Toddler Dies in Bathtub When Left With Sister
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    • Emergency crews started CPR on the child at the Fernandina Beach home on Tuesday afternoon, but she was declared dead a short time later.

    • The Florida Department of Children and Families is investigating and the older child is being taken care of by her grandmother.

    • Nassau County Sheriff Bill Leeper told reporters that the death was "totally preventable."

    A Florida mother found her 14-month-old toddler submerged in water after leaving the child and her 3-year-old sister alone in the bathtub "for a few minutes."

    The Florida Times-Union says emergency crews started CPR on the child at the Fernandina Beach home on Tuesday afternoon, but she was declared dead a short time later at a hospital.

    Nassau County Sheriff Bill Leeper told reporters that the death was "totally preventable" and is a "sad reminder that when your child is in or near the water, you need to keep your eyes on them at all times."

    The 3-year-old wasn't injured.

    The Florida Department of Children and Families is investigating and the older child is being taken care of by her grandmother.

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