WESTERVILLE, Ohio (WCMH) — A toddler drowned Friday morning after falling into Alum Creek.
The 3-year-old left through the back door of the home on Madrid Drive, a neighborhood near Westerville that is part of Blendon Township, and went into a section of Alum Creek that cuts through the backyard, a Franklin County sheriff’s detective said.
Franklin County deputies were originally called to the scene Friday morning around 9 a.m. on the report of a missing child. Upon arrival, they found the child at 9:32 a.m. along the banks of the creek after she had fallen in. They performed CPR on her until medics arrived and took her to Mount Carmel St. Ann’s Hospital, where she died a short time later.
Blendon Township police and Franklin County sheriff’s deputies responded to the scene. The drowning remains under investigation, but detectives said they do not anticipate any charges being filed.