On Saturday around 5pm, members of the St. Cloud Police Department and St. Cloud Fire Rescue responded to the community pool for the Anthem Park Subdivision at 2050 Remembrance Avenue after a report of a possible drowning. When officers arrived they found a 7 year old girl unconscious and immediately began attempting to resuscitate her.
St. Cloud Fire Rescue continued life saving measures and transported the 7 year old to St. Cloud Hospital, where she was pronounced deceased.
The young girl and her family were not from the St. Cloud area and were visiting friends in Anthem Park.
Investigators determined the the 7 year old girl and her friends were in the pool, without the knowledge of her parents, and there were other people in and around the pool when the unfortunate drowning occurred. This investigation is ongoing.