Girl, 2, drowns in rainwater puddle

April 28, 2006|By A SUN STAFF WRITER

A 2-year-old girl drowned yesterday morning after she apparently wandered from a relative's Annapolis-area home and fell onto a pool cover where rainwater had accumulated, Anne Arundel County police said yesterday.

Police said two adult relatives had been watching the child at the home in the 1200 block of Latrobe Drive in Cape Saint Claire.

Officers were called to the home about 10:20 a.m. after learning the girl had fallen onto the cover of an in-ground pool.

The child was pronounced dead at Anne Arundel Medical Center at 11:06 a.m.

The owner of the house, the girl's uncle, declined to comment yesterday afternoon.

The medical examiner's office plans to conduct an autopsy.

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