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Girl, 5, Drowned in Islip Pool

A 5-year-old girl fatally drowned in a backyard pool in Islip over the weekend, Suffolk County police said.

Third Precinct officers responded to a 911 call reporting a child being found unresponsive in a pool at a Columbine Avenue home at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, police said.

The child, Carissa Walker, was taken to Southside Hospital in Bay Shore. where she was pronounced dead.

Homicide Squad detectives are continuing the investigation.

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