Deputies: 16-year-old girl drowns in friend's swimming pool

Deputies: 16-year-old girl drowns in friend's swimming pool

LAKE COUNTY, Fla. — A 16-year-old girl drowned in her friend's backyard pool in Lake County, authorities said.

The incident happened Wednesday evening. The girl and her 15-year-old friend have not been identified.

Lake County sheriff's spokesman Lt. John Herrell said the 15-year-old's father told deputies that he came home that night to find his daughter "extremely intoxicated," and her friend at the bottom of their swimming pool.

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Both teenagers were taken to a hospital, where the 16-year-old was pronounced dead.

Herrell said the 15-year-old girl was in stable condition.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.