Child drowns in canal

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A 19-month-old girl drowned Wednesday night after falling into a canal in Harrison Township.

Macomb County Sheriff Deputies were called to the 38000 block of Mallast in Harrison Township around 7:15 to a report of a 19-month-old not breathing.

Witnesses reported the family was barbecuing when they noticed that Chloe was not in the house with the other small children, the Sheriff's Office said. They said they searched the area and found the child in the canal, which is behind the home.

Yax indicates that the 911 call was made by a neighbor of the victim's family. The death is under investigation. Officials say CPR was attempted at the scene and the child was rushed to McLaren Macomb hospital where she was pronounced dead.

The Macomb County Sheriff's Office continues to investigate. By the time they pulled her out of the canal, she wasn't breathing.