3-year-old died in Ajax, Ont. due to drowning in backyard pool, police say

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Durham/CMEDIA: According to Durham Regional Police (DRP), three-year-old child who died in Ajax, Ont. drowned in a neighbouring backyard pool

Police officers were called around 5:15 p.m. on Tuesday to a home near Harwood Avenue and Rossland Road West.

Officials reportedly said that after a young girl was removed from a residential pool without vital signs, She was rushed to a local-area hospital, where she was pronounced dead a short time later.

No further details regarding the circumstances of the drowning have been released.

“The DRPS continue to support the family during this horrible tragedy and encourage all families to exercise extreme care when dealing with water safety during the summer months,” said a media release.

Investigators are asking anyone with information to contact police or reach out to Crime Stoppers anonymously.

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