Child found unresponsive in backyard pool dies

Child found unresponsive in backyard pool dies

PARAGOULD, AR (KAIT) - A Greene County child found unresponsive in a backyard pool has died.

At 8:43 p.m. Tuesday, sheriff's deputies and an ambulance were called to a home in the 3200-block of Greene 731 Road.

According to the initial incident report, 4-year-old Jayden McGinnis's mother found her unresponsive in the pool and attempted CPR to revive her.

Medics began to treat Jayden in an ambulance while taking her to St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. At that time, according to the report, she was still unresponsive.

She was later taken to Le Bonheur Children's Hospital in Memphis where she reportedly died Thursday.

Heath Funeral Home of Paragould is in charge of the arrangements, which are incomplete at this time.

The report stated the above-ground pool was approximately 3' deep. A friend of Jayden's mother said when the pool is not in use, they remove the ladder to prevent the children from gaining access.

He said Jayden could have been in the pool 5-10 minutes before being discovered.

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