Toddler found dead in pool of Satellite Beach home


SATELLITE BEACH, Fla. - A 2-year-old girl was found dead in a swimming pool at a home on the 500 block of Temple Street, Satellite Beach police said Wednesday.

Investigators said the toddler's mother, grandmother and great aunt were in the home at the time of the incident, providing cleaning services.  The homeowner was not at the house. 

The child's family lives in Barefoot Bay. 

Police commander Brad Hodge said, "The preliminary investigation at the scene indicates the adults lost sight of the child for at least eight minutes before they found her in the pool.  They pulled her from the pool and called 911.  It appears a sliding glass door in the back of the house may have been left open slightly and that was where the child was able to get outside. Unfortunately rescue workers at the scene and at the hospital were unable to revive her.  We will continue our investigation with the Department of Children and Family Services while we await the results from the medical examiner’s office."