Toddler drowns on Anna Maria Island

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ANNA MARIA, Fla. -- Tragedy strikes a family vacationing on Anna Maria Island. Manatee County Sheriff's Deputies say a 2 year old girl drowned in a pool around Tuesday afternoon.  

Deputies were called to a residence on Sycamore Avenue around 1 p.m. They tried to revive the little girl until EMS arrived. 2 year old Emma Thompson was taken to Blake Medical Center in Bradenton where she was pronounced dead.

Deputies say the family was vacationing from Apopka. The little girl's mother says she was inside with Emma and her two siblings when she noticed Emma was missing. That's when they found her in the pool. Investigators say the drowning appears to be accidental.