Toddler drowns in retention pond in Auburn Hills

James David Dickson
The Detroit News

A 16-month-old Auburn Hills girl died Sunday after falling into a retention pond, police said.

Auburn Hills Police Department responded to a 911 call on the girl’s fall at about 1:25 p.m. Sunday. This took place on the 300 block of North Squirrel Road.

By the time officers arrived, the girl’s family had pulled her out of the water and attempted to resuscitate her, but to no avail.

Auburn Hills Fire Department transported the girl to St. Joseph Mercy hospital in Pontiac, but she died.

Police investigated the incident and it was determined to be a "tragic accident," said spokeswoman Lt. Jill McDonnell. .