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Macon 3-year-old drowning victim identified

The child was pronounced dead at Navicent Children's Hospital on Saturday.

MACON, Ga. — A 3-year-old girl is dead after an accidental drowning incident in Macon on Saturday afternoon.

According to Bibb County Chief Coroner Leon Jones, the call came in around 1:45 p.m.

A release from the Bibb County Sheriff's Office says the 3-year-old was with relatives at a family gathering in the 500 block of Pierce Avenue when she wandered off.

She was later found unresponsive in the pool. A family member performed CPR until first responders arrived.

That's when she was taken to Nacivent Children's Hospital.

Jones says the child was pronounced dead at the hospital around 2:20 p.m.

She has been identified as 3-year-old Hattie Slocomb.

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