LEESBURG, Fla. - Police in central Florida say a young girl drowned in a neighbor's swimming pool while their mother slept.
Orlando's WESH reports 3-year-old Jayonna Brown and left home with her 4-year-old brother on Thursday and entered their neighbor's unfenced yard.
Capt. Rob Hicks says the young girl climbed into the above-ground pool, using a pool ladder. Hicks says the boy realized his sister needed help and ran next door.
A maintenance worker pulled the child from the pool and called 911.
Rescue crews tried to resuscitate the little girl, but she was pronounced dead at a hospital a short time later.
The mother of the children, Chante Anthony, woke up during the commotion.
The Florida Department of Children and Families and detectives are investigating.