DCF: 7-year-old drowns at pool party

Jacksonville homicide detectives called to investigate drowning


JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – A 7-year-old drowned Saturday in pool on the city's Southside, according to the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office. 

It happened just after 3:30 p.m. inside a gated community pool on Drayton Park Drive East.

Police said the child died at the hospital.

According to the Department of Children and Families website, the child drowned while attending a pool party for one of her classmates in which about 20 adults were in attendance. 

Jacksonville homicide detectives were called to investigate.