MERIDIANVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) — A spokesperson for the Madison County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) confirmed that an infant drowned in Meridianville Friday evening.
Brent Patterson, MCSO’s Public Information Officer, said deputies responded to the call on Rockport Street Friday night.
HEMSI Spokesperson Don Webster said HEMSI received the call at 6:12 p.m. He said a one-year-old girl was found drowned at a home.
Patterson said it appears the infant drowned in an above-ground swimming pool.
Webster said HEMSI attempted to resuscitate the girl on the scene but she was eventually taken to Huntsville Hospital Women and Children where she later died.
No further information is available as MCSO is still investigating, but Patterson said at this time authorities have no reason to believe the incident was anything but an accident.
Webster said an investigation is standard procedure anytime there is a death of a child under seven years old.