Two-Year-Old Missouri Girl Drowns in Neighbor’s Pool
UNION, Mo. — A two year old girl drowned over the weekend when she got into a neighbor’s pool to play.
The girl, along with her twin brother, somehow got out of the back door of their home at about 8:00 a.m. on Sunday. Their mother was at work at the time and the mother’s boyfriend was supervising the children.
According to Union, Mo. Police, the twins’ three-year-old brother discovered the back door open and alerted the boyfriend. He began to search for the children. The little boy could be heard down the street at a neighbor’s home where the family dog was also found barking. The boy was found standing next to a small pool. His twin sister was discovered submerged in the water. There were just 18 inches of water in pool. There is no fence around the pool, which is a self-rising, portable model.
CPR was started. When emergency crews arrived on the scene, they took over. All attempts to revive the girl were unsuccessful.
“It touches home,” said Sgt. Andrew Parker with Union Police. “They’re just young and innocent and they obviously don’t know what dangers are out there.”
The owners of the pool had no idea the twins were in the yard. They were sleeping and were awakened by screaming. They are reportedly grief stricken that this has happened. The two families did not know each other as the family with the pool had just moved in.