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Damascus toddler dies in home swimming pool

Clackamas County sheriff's detectives are investigating

A 20-month-old Damascus girl died Wednesday, May 16, after her family found her in the home swimming pool.

Clackamas County sheriff's detectives are investigating the death, which is protocol for any juvenile death, said Sgt. Adam Phillips, sheriff's office spokesman.

The state medical examiner's office has not yet determined the manner of death, Phillips said.

At 11:15 a.m. Wednesday, the child's family called police to report they found her in the swimming pool and she was unresponsive, according to sheriff's reports.

Family members performed CPR on her until two fire crews, Boring Fire and Rescue and Clackamas Fire District No. 1, arrived at the home, in the 16000 block of Southeast Keller Road.

Life Flight transported the toddler to Oregon Health and Science University. She was pronounced dead.

The girl's father, 27, and mother, 21, are cooperating with investigators, Phillips said.



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