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Posted: Sunday, 18 May 2014 9:14AM

2-year-old girl drowns in Marrero

A two-year-old Marrero girl was pronounced dead Saturday evening after family members found her at the bottom of a swimming pool.
Jefferson Parish Sheriff's officers responded to a call at 5144 Randolph St. in Marrero shortly after 6:10 p.m. Saturday. They say the call was in reference to a two-year-old girl lying in the bottom of a swimming pool.

Deputies discovered that a large family gathering was underway when the child, Natalie Gandy of Marrero, was found unresponsive at the bottom of an above-ground pool. Family members immediately pulled her from the pool and called 911.

When police arrived, they assisted family members with CPR until EMS transported the girl to West Jefferson Hospital. She was pronounced dead an hour later.

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