El Paso Family Devastated After Two-Year-Old Drowns in Backyard Pool

POSTED: Saturday, June 27, 2009 - 6:48pm

UPDATED: Wednesday, February 17, 2010 - 3:24pm

The family of two-year-old Monica Galvan spent Saturday in mourning at the house where she drowned.

Police say the toddler was playing with other children in a backyard, above ground swimming pool Friday evening.

Parents discovered the child's body floating face down in the pool after she didn't follow the other children inside for dinner.

Paramedics rushed Monica to the hospital where she died.

Her uncle says there were only a few inches of water in the pool and his niece usually wore floaties.

The Galvan family says the drowning happened in a matter of seconds and wants to warn other parents to be careful if they have young children and a pool.

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