The death of a 2-year-old girl, who was found floating face-down in a family member's near El Cajon, remained under investigation today, sheriff's officials said.
Makayla Gonzales was swimming with her parents at a residence on Poinciana Drive near Pepper Drive Friday, then was left with other children to play in the yard while other family members went inside, according to the San Diego County Medical Examiner's Office.
The girl's mother found her floating face-down in the pool a short time later and pulled her from the water, the Medical Examiner's Office said.
Sheriff's deputies were called out about 2 p.m. Friday, according to sheriff's Lt. Phil Brust. CPR was initiated and the girl was taken to Sharp Grossmont Hospital in La Mesa where she died about 5 p.m., according to Brust and the Medical Examiner's Office.
An autopsy was pending, the Medical Examiner's Office said.
Brust said the sheriff's department's child abuse unit was investigating.
-City News Service