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Deputies: Spring Hill girl, 1, drowns in family pool staff

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A 1-year-old girl died Friday after deputies say she fell into the family's pool at their Spring Hill home.

Hernando County deputies say the parents became alarmed while cooking dinner around 4:30 p.m. after they say "it got too quiet" in the house.

Deputies said the parents immediately began looking for the girl, and her mother found her floating in the pool.

The mother began CPR while the father called 911, deputies said.

Hernando fire rescue personnel transported the girl to Oak Hill Hospital, where she was pronounced dead at 5:38 p.m.

A preliminary investigation indicates the door to the lanai was either left open or ajar, allowing the baby to access the pool area, deputies said.

The investigation is ongoing.

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