LEESBURG, Fla. - Police in central Florida say a young girl drowned in a neighbor's swimming pool while their mother slept.
Orlando's WESH reported 3-year-old Jayonna Brown left home with her 4-year-old brother on Thursday and entered their neighbor's unfenced yard.
Capt. Rob Hicks says the young girl climbed into the above-ground pool, using a pool ladder. Hicks says the boy realized his sister needed help and ran next door.
A maintenance worker pulled the child from the pool and called 911.
Rescue crews tried to resuscitate the little girl, but she was pronounced dead at a hospital a short time later.
The mother of the children, Chante Anthony, eventually woke up and discovered the children missing.
The Florida Department of Children and Families and detectives are investigating.
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