Child tragically drowns while family sings 'Happy Birthday'
A four-year-old was found dead after drifting away from a birthday party and into a backyard inground pool in Columbus, Ohio. The little girl was tragically found at the bottom of the pool.
"During that time, many of the 75 to 100 partygoers were apparently distracted while singing 'Happy Birthday' to a 1-year-old," reports The Columbus Dispatch. "The 4-year-old drowning victim was then spotted in the pool."
"She was unresponsive when pulled from 4 feet of water about 6:40 p.m. and taken to Nationwide Children’s Hospital," further reports The Columbus Dispatch. "She was pronounced dead there after 7 p.m."
Columbus police Sgt. Christ Holzhauser tells The Columbus Dispatch, “I see nothing that indicates that anyone was inattentive, negligent in any manner. It just seems like this is clearly a sad, unfortunate accident.”
Identified as Sinaia Moore, the child was wearing a floatation vest previously when swimming, however, she was not when she revisited the pool by herself.