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3-year-old girl drowns in residential swimming pool in Noyan, Que.

The girl was rushed to the hospital in critical condition, where she was later declared dead.

The girl was rushed to the hospital in critical condition, where she was later declared dead

Provincial police are urging Quebecers to be extremely vigilant around water, as drowning deaths can happen very quickly. (Emily Blais/Radio-Canada)

A three-year-old girl has died after being found unconscious in an above-ground residential swimming pool in Noyan, Que., on Saturday.

Noyan is located just across the river from Lacolle, Que., about 5 kilometres north of the U.S. border.

Provincial police were called to the home on 3rd Concession Road shortly after 11 a.m. 

The girl was rushed to the hospital in critical condition, where she was later declared dead.

Sgt. Claude Denis, a spokesperson for Sûreté du Québec, said an investigator had been dispatched to the site.

Denis reminded Quebecers that they must take precautions anytime children are swimming.

As of Thursday, the Quebec Lifesaving Society reported 35 drowning deaths since the beginning of 2020. Last year at this time, there were 27 drowning deaths.

Based on a report by La Presse Canadienne

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