A 4-year-old girl drowned at a party in Cochran on Friday afternoon.
Bleckley County Coroner Danny Mathis said there was a large family Fourth of July party going on at a home with an in-ground swimming pool. Someone noticed the girl missing and they found her in the bottom of the pool.
“It just looks like it was a terrible accident,” he said.
He declined to release the name at this time. Due to state protocol for the death of a child, Mathis said there will be an autopsy as well as other required procedures.
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The girl was taken to Bleckley Memorial Hospital and Mathis said personnel there “worked diligently” to save her, but she was pronounced dead.