Waterbury police: 10 year old drowns in pool

WATERBURY - Police say they are investigating how a 10-year-old girl drowned in a residential swimming pool last night.

"Our minds are baffled just to know that this took place, knowing that numerous amounts of people were in the pool and around the pool..." says homeowner Melville Campbell. "No one saw what took place."

Police say the girl, who has not yet been identified, drowned in the pool, located on Pierpont Road, during an annual pool party that the Campbell's hold for their church friends from Mount Vernon, New York.

Homeowner's Melville and Audrey Campbell say the girl is a friend of Audrey's sister, but that they never met her before that day.

Campbell found her at the bottom of the pool.

"I swept around the flooring of the pool just to see if she was in the pool," says Campbell. "...I came up with a dead body. Unfortunately this tragedy happened and we are in deep regret for her family and friends who have to suffer this loss. Our greatest sympathy is really with the family right now."

The Campbell's say they don't even know the girl's full name or where she is from. She was taken to St. Mary's Hospital Saturday night, where she was pronounced dead.

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