- Associated Press - Sunday, July 19, 2015

ISLIP, N.Y. (AP) - A 5-year-old girl has died after drowning in a backyard pool on Long Island.

Suffolk County Police say Sunday the young girl was found unresponsive in the pool at a home on Columbine Avenue in Islip (EYE’-slihp).

It happened around 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

Police say several other people were in the pool when 5-year-old Carissa Walker was found unconscious below the surface.

The young girl was pulled out of the water and bystanders began CPR. She died a short time later at a nearby hospital.

Police say there was a party at the home at the time and many people were in the yard.

An investigation is still underway.


This story has been corrected from an earlier version to show the girl is 5 years old, not 6.

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