Eagle Point toddler drowns in home pool

A 2-year-old girl drowned Sunday night in Eagle Point after apparently climbing out of bed and going into the family pool without her parents' knowledge, according to Eagle Point police.

Brooklynne Traina, 2, was pronounced dead at Rogue Valley Medical Center after paramedics attempted cardiopulmonary resuscitation.

"She was put to bed," said Eagle Point police Sgt. Jim Gray. "The parents did not see her get up, and she got in the pool."

Paramedics from Jackson County Fire District No. 3 and the Mercy Flights ambulance service were called to the home at 11 Meadowfield in Eagle Point at 8:03 p.m. Sunday for a report of a drowning. When paramedics arrived, Brooklynne was unconscious and not breathing. They started CPR but were unable to save her.

Eagle Point police are still investigating the incident, though no foul play appears to be involved, Gray said.

The pool where Brooklynne drowned was an above-ground pool in the backyard. Gray would not say how the little girl managed to access the pool, citing the pending investigation.

"It's a sad situation when a 2-year-old dies," Gray said.

He said parents should make sure pools are always secured, so children can't get to them.

Drownings remain the second leading cause of injury-related death among children under 15, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

A majority die in residential pools with a parent nearby.

This was the fifth child drowning in Jackson County since 2000, according to a count of incidents in the Mail Tribune archives.

Reach reporter Paris Achen at 541-776-4459 or pachen@mailtribune.com.

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