7-year-old girl drowns in backyard pool in New Jersey

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Monday, June 27, 2022
7-year-old girl found in the bottom of a pool in Teaneck, New Jersey
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A 7-year-old girl was found in the bottom of a pool in Teaneck, New Jersey.

TEANECK, New Jersey (WABC) -- Police say a 7-year-old girl drowned at a backyard pool in New Jersey.

Police arrived at the house on Westervelt Place in Teaneck just after 6 p.m. Sunday and found the girl at the bottom of the pool.

The officers performed CPR and the child was taken to Holy Name Medical Center where she was pronounced dead.

An investigation is ongoing.

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