Girl who drowned in La Jolla pool identified

Pool Drowning

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LA JOLLA, Calif. — Authorities Tuesday publicly identified the 3-year-old girl who accidentally drowned in a backyard pool in La Jolla over the weekend.

Martina Alarcon and her family were attending a party at 5471 Rutgers Road shortly after 6 p.m. Saturday at which she and other children had been in the pool, according to the county Medical Examiner’s Office and San Diego police.

Martina’s flotation device was removed as she and the other children were headed inside, authorities said.

About 10 minutes later, the toddler was found floating in the pool, officials with the Medical Examiner’s Office said.

A neighbor spotted the girl in the water, then pulled her out and performed CPR until emergency personnel arrived, according to broadcast reports.

Paramedics took Martina to Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla, where she was pronounced dead at 7:12 p.m. Saturday, authorities said.

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