LITTLE ELM (CBSDFW.COM) – A three-year-old girl drowned Saturday afternoon at Little Elm Park Beach during a family gathering, officials say.
According to officials, the little girl’s family reported the missing child at around 3:30 p.m. to authorities. Shortly after the report, emergency officials were notified that the child was found unresponsive in the shallow portion of the lake.
The fire department on scene immediately performed CPR while the child was being transported to Medical City of Denton.
The child was pronounced dead at the hospital. Her identity has not been released.
Officials from the Texas Department of Parks and Wildlife and the Little Elm Police Department are investigating the incident.
Sheila Hare was at the park when she noticed people screaming near the shallow part of the water.
“We went to see what was going on over there, and we asked this man ‘what happened?’ and he said that a little girl had drowned,” said Hare. “And they said that someone had stepped on her and that’s how they found her underneath the water.”