COLUMBUS, Ohio — Police in Ohio said a 4-year-old girl drowned in a pool during a birthday party on Saturday evening while guests were singing “Happy Birthday” to another child, according to The Columbus Dispatch.
Authorities said 75-100 partygoers were singing “Happy Birthday” to a 1-year-old when multiple adults spotted Sinaia M. Moore at the bottom of the pool.
They attempted to revive Moore until paramedics arrived and took her to the hospital, where she was later pronounced dead.
Police said the girl had been wearing a personal floatation device, but it had been removed.
Family members told police they thought the girl had gone inside or was playing on a nearby trampoline, according to WBNS.
“I see nothing that indicates that anyone was inattentive, negligent in any manner,” Holzhauser told The Columbus Dispatch. “It just seems like this is clearly a sad, unfortunate accident.”