Huffpost Crime

4-Year-Old Drowns At Party While Guests Sing 'Happy Birthday'

Posted: Updated:

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Police in Ohio say a 4-year-old girl has drowned in a pool during a party, apparently while guests were singing "Happy Birthday" to another child.

Columbus police say the family of Sinaia Moore found her at the bottom of the backyard pool Saturday evening in Columbus.

Authorities say many of the dozens of partygoers were singing "Happy Birthday" to a 1-year-old before adults spotted Sinaia at the bottom of the pool.

They tried reviving her until paramedics arrived and took her to a hospital, where she was pronounced dead.

Police say the girl had been wearing a float vest while in the pool, but it had been taken off.

Family members told police they thought the girl had gone inside or was playing on a trampoline.

Around the Web

Girl Drowns at Ohio Birthday Party as Guests Sing - ABC News

Ohio girl, 4, drowns in pool at party while guests sing 'Happy Birthday'

Girl drowns at birthday party as guests sing

Young girl drowns during birthday party | The Columbus Dispatch

4-year-old drowns in pool while guests sing 'Happy Birthday' during ...

4-year-old drowns at Columbus birthday party - Break News - Ohio

Girl drowns at Ohio birthday party as guests sing - Houston Chronicle

Girl drowns at Ohio birthday party as guests sing 'Happy Birthday' to ...

Toddler, 4, drowns during pool party while guests sing 'happy birthday'

Girl drowns at Ohio birthday party as guests sing - Nation

Toddler Drowns During Pool Party While Guests Sang 'Happy Birthday'

Girl Drowns As Party Guests Sing “Happy Birthday”

Girl drowns at pool party while adults sing 'Happy Birthday'