VCSO: 3-year-old girl drowns in pond behind family's home in Deltona

By HENRY FREDERICK
Headline Surfer

DELTONA, Fla. A 3-year-old girl lost her life Thursday evening, where Volusia County sheriff’s deputies out searching for the missing child pulled her from a pond behind her home, an agency spokesman said.

McKenna Macateer was pronounced dead at Florida Hospital Fish Memorial around 8 p.m., after deputies and paramedics tried to revive her at the scene at 3111 Dow Court. "Deputies started searching for McKenna after the Sheriff’s Office received a 6:56 p.m. report of a lost child," VCSO spokesman Andrew Gant told Headline Surfer.

"The toddler had been playing with a dog in the back yard before she disappeared. Deputies started arriving on scene minutes after the call and soon noticed the dog was soaking wet. They went to the pond and found McKenna unresponsive in the water." 

Gant said deputies performed CPR until an ambulance crew arrived and took over life-saving efforts, but the little girl didn't respond. 

No other information has been released by the VCSO as to the circumstances that led to the the child being by herself when she ended up in the pond.

McKenna Macateer was pronounced dead at Florida Hospital Fish Memorial around 8 p.m., after deputies and paramedics tried to revive her at the scene at 3111 Dow Court.

"Deputies started searching for McKenna after the Sheriff’s Office received a 6:56 p.m. report of a lost child," VCSO spokesman Andrew Gant told Headline Surfer. "The toddler had been playing with a dog in the back yard before she disappeared. Deputies started arriving on scene minutes after the call and soon noticed the dog was soaking wet. They went to the pond and found McKenna unresponsive in the water." 

Gant said deputies performed CPR until an ambulance crew arrived and took over life-saving efforts, but the little girl didn't respond.

No other information has been released by the VCSO as to the circumstances that led to the the child by herself when she ended up in the pond.

The Sheriff’s Office Major Case Unit is investigating the cirumstances that led to the child's death.

 

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