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4-year-old girl drowns in Pickneyville

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PICKNEYVILLE, Ill. (AP) - A 4-year-old girl has drowned in a swimming pool in Pinckneyville.
    
Pinckneyville Police Chief John Griffin says Taylor Laxton was likely under water for more than ten minutes.

Police and ambulance crews performed CPR and Taylor was transported to a Pinckneyville hospital and later to a St. Louis hospital.
    
A deputy with the Perry County Sheriff's Department says the drowning happened at a Pinckneyville officer's home, and is being ruled as an accident.

The girl was a friend of the family.
    
Pinckneyville is in Perry County about 65 miles southeast of St. Louis.

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