New details in effort to rescue toddler who drowned

The child was pulled from a neighbor's pool in northeast Ft. Bend County and taken by LifeFlight to the hospital where she was pronounced dead.

February 14, 2011 11:51:22 AM PST
We're learning more about the heroic efforts to rescue a toddler who investigators say wandered into a neighbor's pool and drowned

Deputies with the Fort Bend County Sheriff's Office say they responded to the Canyon Gate Subdivision on February 11 at around 5pm in reference to a drowning incident that occurred in the 6300 block of Canyon Chase Dr.

The preliminary investigation revealed that a 3-year-old girl was found in the next door neighbor's pool. The toddler's 20-year-old sister was babysitting her three siblings when Maisie Waugh, 3, and her brother made their way through a hole in the fence.

The neighbors heard a child in the back yard and observed a young boy with wet pant legs. The neighbor returned the boy to his home. During this time, the next door neighbor's wife observed Maisie at the bottom of their pool. Her husband retrieved Maisie from the pool and began administering CPR and as 911 was called.

The little girl was transported to Memorial Hermann Hospital via LifeFlight, where she was pronounced dead.

Child Protective Services was notified and Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences conducted an autopsy investigation on Saturday, both of which are standard procedures in all death investigations of a child. The Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences preliminary results ruled the death as a drowning.