Girl, 2, dies in hospital after York deputies called to pool for drowning

Photo courtesy: Walter Hildebrand

YORK COUNTY, Va. (WAVY) — A 2-year-old girl died two days after York County deputies were called to a pool last week.

Photo courtesy: Walter Hildebrand

York-Poquoson Sheriff’s Office spokesperson Shelley Ward says the deputies were called to The Landings at Langley community pool — which is on Langley Air Force Base — on Aug. 4 for a 2-year-old drowning victim.

The girl was taken to a local hospital. Ward says the sheriff’s office was told the child passed away on Aug. 6.

Gallery: Toddler dies days after reported drowning

The Virginia Air National Guard released the following statement about the toddler’s death:

The Virginia Air National Guard 192nd Fighter Wing was deeply saddened to learn of the passing of one of our own this weekend, a toddler and  dependent to one of our Airmen. When something so tragic like this happens, the loss is felt throughout the community. Our thoughts and prayers are with the two grieving parents and family at this time.

Our priority now is to take care of the member and family, ensuring they have all the resources they need during this critical time, and we appreciate the thoughts, prayers and support of our local community.”

An investigation into the child’s death is still active, according to Ward.

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