Deputies: 3-year-old girl drowns in Apopka swimming pool

Published On: Jun 23 2013 03:01:07 PM EDT
Updated On: Jun 24 2013 01:30:02 PM EDT

Orange County Sheriff's deputies say a 3-year-old girl died Sunday after a near-drowning in Apopka.

APOPKA, Fla. -

The 3-year-old daughter of an Apopka police officer drowned Sunday in a swimming pool at a home, officials said.

The Orange County Sheriff's Office was notified around 12:30 p.m about the incident at the Apopka home.

The girl, identified by deputies as Briseias Valez, was taken to Florida Hospital South in critical condition and later died, officials said.  The Orlando Sentinel reported that the girl was the daughter of Apopka police Officer Josean Valez. 

Deputies said the drowning was considered accidental.

No other details have been released.

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