ISLIP, N.Y. (CBSNewYork/AP) — A 6-year-old girl has died after drowning in a backyard pool on Long Island Saturday.
Suffolk County Police say the young girl was found unresponsive in the pool at a home on Columbine Avenue in Islip around 7:30 p.m.
Police say several other people were in the pool when 6-year-old Carissa Walker was found unconscious below the surface.
The young girl was pulled out of the water and bystanders began CPR. She died a short time later at a nearby hospital.
Police say there was a party at the home at the time and many people were in the yard.
An investigation is still underway.
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