Toddler Drowns After Being Left Alone Near Orange County Swimming Pool: Sheriff

A toddler died after drowning in a swimming pool at her Orange County home.

Lucia Ulrich, 2, had been playing with some siblings, but they briefly left her on her own near the water at the Coto De Caza house at around 5:30 p.m, an Orange County Sheriff's Department spokesman said.

When the child's mother went outside she found her in the pool unresponsive.

She was taken to the Mission Hospital Regional Medical Center in Mission Viejo, but was found to be dealt at 6:35 p.m. Monday, the coroner's office reported.

An OC Sheriff's Department spokesman said the drowning has been thoroughly investigated and is being treated as an accident.

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