The incident happened early Sunday evening when the child was left unattended for just minutes, police said.
A 1-year-old child was reported hospitalized and breathing on her own Monday, just hours after slipping away from her mother and being found floating in the family's swimming pool, police said.
The girl, who police did not identify, remained in the intensive care unit at Plantation General Hospital, Lt. Gregory Solowsky said. "It's looking positive," said Solowsky.
The mother pulled the girl from the pool and began CPR, Solowsky said. Police and paramedics took over resuscitation efforts when they arrived, police said.The child's mother called 911 at 5:30 p.m. Sunday to report that she found the girl in the pool at a home in the 7300 block of Northwest 35th Court. The child had disappeared from the mother's sight for two to five minutes, Solowsky said.
The near-drowning continues a series of swimming pool accidents that have claimed the lives of at least six children in Broward and Palm Beach counties in the last two months.
Three-year-old Brandon Paul St. Onge fell into his family's Coral Springs swimming pool and drowned Wednesday after he slipped away from his parents to ride his tricycle.
Last month two boys in Delray Beach, ages 6 and 10, died in a pool.
Two-year-old twins drowned in a Deerfield Beach pool in early April. And in Sunrise in early March, twin toddlers, also 2, were taken to a hospital after they were pulled from a pool. One child died five days later, and the other has remained hospitalized.
"It is imperative that if a child has access to a pool, that pool have a fence around it," said Solowsky. "There was no fence in this case."
Parents should also enroll young children in water safety courses, Solowsky said.