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August 12, 2009: Infant Dies From Drowning

On August 3, 2009 police responded to the 3700blk of NW 114 lane in reference to a baby that was found floating in the family’s swimming pool.


Edna Mae McGovern, 12/29/07 was found floating face up in the family’s backyard swimming pool by her mother, Cassie McGovern.  Edna was removed from the swimming pool by her father, Shannon McGovern who immediately began CPR.


Edna was transported to Coral Springs Medical Center in critical condition by the Coral Springs Fire Department. Once treated at Coral Springs Medical Center Edna was transported to Broward General Medical Center for specialty care.


On August 11, 2009 in the early afternoon hours Edna was pronounced dead at Broward General Medical Center.


The family’s swimming was equipped with a pool fence at the time of the accident, however one section of the fence was left open.


PIO Sgt. Joe McHugh/954-346-1274

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