8-year-old from Kennett drowns in pool

KENNETT, Mo. (AP) - An 8-year-old Kennett girl has died after drowning in a swimming pool at her home.

Kennett police say Alexis McClure died Wednesday despite her father's attempts to resuscitate her.

Police say when they responded to the emergency call, they found Alexis' father performing CPR. She later died at a hospital.

Police said the father told them the girl was swimming in a small pool at their home when he took his other child inside.

When he returned a short time later, he discovered Alexis lying on a raft, face down in the water, and it appeared she was having a seizure.

The father told police Alexis had a history of seizures.

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