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Four-year-old girl found in pool at day camp dies in hospital

A four-year-old girl who was found unconscious at a swimming pool in a Vaughan, Ont., earlier this week has died from her injuries.

York Regional Police confirmed on Friday that the young girl, who was part of kid's camp at the Pavilion Fitness Club, had died at hospital earlier in the day.

Sergeant Clint Whitney of the York Regional Police said the office of the Chief Coroner of Ontario is conducting an investigation into the girl's death. He added that the homicide department will stay involved in the investigation because of a provincial mandate that requires it to investigate the deaths of all children under five years old.

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At around 9:45 a.m. on July, 30, police received a call about an unconscious child who had been pulled from the pool at the Pavilion Fitness Club. The young girl was transported to hospital and received medical treatment. Sgt. Whitney would not comment on what medical treatment she received at hospital or the nature of her injuries.

He added that it is too early in the investigation to determine if criminal charges will be laid.

The Pavilion Fitness Club declined to comment when reached by phone on Friday.

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