IREDELL COUNTY, N.C. (WCNC) -- A young girl who briefly escaped from her family's sight drowned in a small pool in Iredell County.

Deputies responded to a home in the 100 block of Sorrel Lane around 7:45 p.m. Thursday.

The sheriff's office says several kids and adults were present at the time. The 2-year-old girl went outside without the family members inside knowing. The adults standing outside didn't notice her.

Family members soon began searching and found the girl in a kiddie pool with about 1 foot of standing water. They immediately started CPR but she did not survive.

The cause of death appears to be accidental drowning.

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