Girl, 4, drowns in central Fla. resort pool

Medical issue may be to blame, deputies say

Published On: Apr 17 2012 08:51:18 AM EDT
POOL drowning
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. -

Authorities say a 4-year-old girl drowned in a pool at the Lake Buena Vista Resort and Spa near Orlando.

The Orange County Sheriff's Office says there were other people in and around the pool when the child was found unresponsive Monday night. CPR was performed, but she was pronounced dead after 9 p.m.

According to preliminary reports, deputies don't suspect foul play. They say the death could have been caused by a medical issue because of how quickly everything happened.

Deputies say the child was staying at the resort with her family. They did not release her name because a family member is hospitalized somewhere outside of central Florida and could not be notified of the girl's death.

The investigation continues. No other details were immediately available.