MERCER (KDKA)- A 1-year-old has died at Children’s Hospital after falling into a backyard pool.
Emergency crews were called to a house along Andrusky Road in Mercer around 3 p.m. on Wednesday.READ MORE: 2 W. Va. Child Services Workers Charged With Misdemeanors Involving Abuse Of 4-Year-Old Boy Who Later Died
Pheylin Cline, 1, lived with her family on Brent Road in Volant. Her family were visiting relatives when she fell into a neighbor’s pool.
According to neighbors, the little girl had been playing with other children in a house nearby. She wandered off and was found when a neighbor saw her in the pool.
Her grandmother told KDKA she was at work when it happened.READ MORE: Pittsburghers Protest Police Shooting Of Daunte Wright In Minnesota
“She was being babysat, while her dad worked and my daughter was going to get her at 4:30. From 2:15 to 4:30 something happened, she wandered off,” Barbara Cline said.
The 1-year-old was rushed to Children’s Hospital in Pittsburgh. She passed away from her injuries at 1:49 a.m. on Thursday.
“She was a fighter, she just couldn’t fight any more,” Cline said. “It’s a terrible tragedy, she was loved.”
An autopsy is expected later today.MORE NEWS: McCandless Police Looking For Man With Knife Or Hatchet Near UPMC Passavant Hospital