Girl, 8, Dies After Accidental Bathtub Drowning In Douglas County

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From the Douglas County Sheriff's Office:

EDGERTON, Kansas -- At 9:57 p.m. Thursday night, deputies were dispatched to a medical emergency at 285 E 2300 road is southeast Douglas County.

An 8 year-old-girl, identified as Brittney Nichole Kennon, was found unconscious in a bathroom while bathing, apparently due to drowning.

A neighbor and emergency responders performed Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation in an effort to revive Britnney. CPR continued as she was transported to Lawrence Memorial Hospital, where she was pronounced dead. Her death appears to be accidental.

The young girl, who had a history of health concerns, lived with her grandparents, Gordon and Vicki Brooks in Edgerton.

Our deepest condolences go out to the Brooks and all Brittney's family and friends. A loss such as this is a great tragedy.