Police Call Drowning In San Mateo Lagoon ‘Tragic Accident’

SAN MATEO (CBS/AP) — Police say an apparent drowning of a three-year-old girl in a San Mateo lagoon appears to be nothing more than what a police spokesman called a “tragic accident.”

San Mateo police Sgt. David Norris says after family members called police a little after 4 p.m. Saturday to report their daughter was missing, officers found the girl a short while later unresponsive in a lagoon close to the family’s apartment.

Officers and paramedics administered CPR to try to revive the girl, but were unable to do so. She was pronounced dead at the scene.

The name of the girl has not been released.

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