Girl Who Drowned in Menlo Park Pool Identified

MENLO PARK — A 9-year-old girl who accidentally drowned in a swimming pool Tuesday in Menlo Park has been identified as Lahee Hong, according to the Santa Clara County medical examiner’s office.

Menlo Park police said emergency crews responded around 5 p.m. to a call of a juvenile drowning in a pool at an apartment complex in the 300 block of Sharon Park Drive near Sand Hill Road.

Emergency personnel arrived at the scene and located Hong near the apartment’s community pool. She was unconscious and wasn’t breathing, police said.

Paramedics began life-saving efforts, administered CPR and transported the girl to Stanford Hospital, where she was pronounced dead.

Police said the initial investigation indicates that Hong drowned accidentally.

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