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2-year-old girl is dead after being found in pool, police say

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A 2-year-old girl died Wednesday after being found in a pool, Tulare police said.

A caller reported a 2-year-old missing about 1:40 p.m. in the 2000 block of Martinho Avenue, on the west side of the city, and while still on the phone with dispatchers discovered the girl in a pool, according to police.

Officers were on scene within minutes and found the child was not breathing, police said. They began life-saving efforts until paramedics took over.

The girl was taken to Adventist Health Tulare Hospital, where she was pronounced dead, police said.

Tulare police detectives are investigating the incident but said Wednesday they do not suspect any foul play or negligence.

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Reporter Thaddeus Miller has covered cities in the central San Joaquin Valley since 2010, writing about everything from breaking news to government and police accountability. A native of Fresno, he joined The Fresno Bee in 2019 after time in Merced and Los Banos.
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