Two-Year-Old Drowns in Pool at Manila

MANILA, AR - A two-year-old girl drowned yesterday at Manila, after she apparently fell into a swimming pool at the home of her parents.

According to Manila Police Chief Jackie Hill, Arianna Marcus was pronounced dead at the Great River Medical Center in Blytheville, after being transported there by ambulance.  Hill says his department got the report at 1:49 p.m., and responded to the home of Dr. Trent and Misti Marcus, at 612 Leah Lane.

Chief Hill says there were seven people at the home at the time of the accident, and apparently the victim had made her way outside to the pool area after everyone else had gone inside.