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Deputies say 11-month-old girl drowned in pond at Brandon apartment complex

Posted at 3:17 PM, Jan 22, 2018
and last updated 2018-01-23 16:43:17-05

The Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office is investigating after an infant reportedly drowned in a Brandon apartment complex pond. 

Deputies were called to the Lucerne Apartments early Monday afternoon. 

The child, an 11-month-old female, was transported to Brandon Regional Hospital, and was later pronounced dead.

The infant was identified as Deleah Morgan.

Detectives, forensics and the medical examiner were at the apartment complex.

"They didn't tell us anything that was going on. The only reason I knew what happened was because I  asked a neighbor. It just happened to be that his wife was the one that pulled the child out of the water and performed CPR," said neighbor Kayla Kral.

Deputies have not said if anyone will face charges. They are still investigating how the infant ended up in the pond.