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3-year-old Riverton girl dies after being found by sibling in pool unconscious

Posted at 6:31 PM, Jun 04, 2018
and last updated 2018-06-04 22:18:57-04

RIVERTON, Utah – 3-year-old Riley Northrop, who was found by an older sibling unresponsive in a neighbor’s pool Sunday, died Monday afternoon, police said.

According to Sgt. Melody Gray with the Unified Police Department, the incident happened around 2:00 p.m. Sunday near 12700 S. and Timpview Dr. in Riverton.

Gray said that Riley’s family noticed she was missing for around ten minutes and went to look for her. The girl’s sister, who is in her twenties, went to check the backyard of a neighbor’s home, where she found the Riley in an above ground pool.

Riley’s sister performed CPR until police and the fire department arrived. She was transported to Riverton Hospital, then transferred to Primary Children’s Hospital, where she passed away.

“Her organs have been donated so others may live,” Unified Police wrote in a Tweet about Riley’s passing. “The family is asking other parents to always keep their eyes on their children, especially around water.”