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Toddler accidentally drowns in Parkland pool

Another Broward family suffered a preventable tragedy when their daughter drowned in their backyard pool Saturday night.

Shortly after 8 p.m. a Parkland man found his daughter floating in the family swimming pool at 6556 NW 78 Drive. The father told Broward Sheriff’s Office detectives he had been watching Adielana Martinez while her mother was asleep. He said he left Adielana playing in the family room for a few minutes while he went to the bathroom. When he returned she was gone.

The devastated father told detectives he searched the entire house before going to the rear sliding glass door that he found opened. Little Adielana, who would have turned two next month, was found floating in the shallow end of the pool unresponsive.

Her father attempted to revive her by administering CPR until rescue personnel and BSO deputies arrived. She was transported to West Boca Medical Center by Coral Springs Fire Rescue. The toddler was pronounced dead at 9:07 pm. On Sunday, the Palm Beach County Medical Examiner’s Office ruled the child’s death an accidental drowning.

The Broward Sheriff’s Office reminds everyone that drowning is preventable, and children should not be left unattended near any body of water. Please review the Drowning Prevention public safety announcement on the home page of For more information on drowning prevention, visit

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Posted by Andrea Freygang on Aug 16 2010. Filed under Broward County, Families, Fire/police, Local news, Parkland. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. You can leave a response or trackback to this entry

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