Two-year-old girl drowns in the pool in Erftstadt

The parents had reported their child missing on Friday evening. According to initial findings, the girl had opened the front door in an unobserved moment and ran out. The police initiated a search. A neighbor eventually found the child floating in the pool.

Failed resuscitation

The neighbor and another resident immediately initiated first aid measures. A little later, an emergency doctor took over the medical care, but could no longer save the child.

Rescue workers tried in vain to resuscitate the child while it was being flown to the Cologne University Clinic in a rescue helicopter, the police and the Cologne public prosecutor reported today.