3-year-old girl drowns at Buffalo home

Posted at 8:39 PM, May 24, 2016
and last updated 2016-05-24 23:39:51-04

A 3-year-old girl has drowned at a home in Buffalo.


Fire Commissioner Garnell Whitfield says the incident happened Tuesday evening at a home on Peoria Street in the city.

According to police, the little girl drowned in a bathtub.  She was rushed to Kenmore Mercy Hospital where she was pronounced dead.

We're told Child Protective Services is now investigating and that the girl was being watched by a babysitter at the time.

Sources tell 7 ABC the girls parents were not home at the time of the accident; but a babysitter was.

A woman who is believed to be the babysitter was taken away in a police car by officers on scene; but was not in handcuffs. 


We will continue to keep you updated on WKBW.com and on 7 Eyewitness News as this story continues to unfold.