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18-month-old child found in swimming pool at Burlington home dies

Halton police say an 18-month-old girl, who last week was pulled from a backyard swimming pool in Burlington, has died in hospital.

The youngster was found in critical condition during an emergency call on July 25 tied to a reported drowning at a home on Kevin Crescent and Folkway Drive just before 2 p.m.

Read more: 18-month-old child in critical condition after near-drowning at Burlington home swimming pool

“Tragically, the young girl was pronounced deceased on Saturday morning at the hospital,” Const. Steve Elms told Global News through an e-mail.

“The incident is now a coroner’s investigation.”

Police did not reveal how long the girl was in the pool but said the child’s mother was home at the time of the incident at her residence.

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