3-year-old girl passes away after being found in pool behind Strongsville home

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STRONGSVILLE, Ohio -- Strongsville police are investigating after finding a three-year-old girl in a pool.

According to a release from police, at just before 1 p.m Thursday, police received a report of a child running up and down the street in the area of Pearl Road and Cook Road.

According to the police report, a witness tried to get the child to come to her, but she said the toddler kept running away, and then could no longer be seen.

All available police employees responded and began to search the area for the child.

At 1:23 p.m., the child was located in a pool behind a home on Cook Road.

Police say officers began life-saving measures and called Strongsville paramedics.

Paramedics began treatment and took the child to Southwest General Hospital.

According to the Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner's office, the 3-year-old has passed away.

Strongsville police say this remains under investigation.

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