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Young drowning victim identified

Posted: September 23, 2012 11:43 a.m.
Updated: September 23, 2012 11:43 a.m.

A 3-year-old girl who drowned in a Canyon Country pool Friday night has been identified as a resident of Valencia, a coroner’s official said.

Lt. Cheryl MacWillie of the Los Angeles County Department of Coroner identified the young victim as Malek Osman.

On Friday, at 7:34 p.m., paramedics of the Los Angeles County Fire Department were dispatched to Dune Lane, near

Oak Springs Road in Canyon Country for report of a girl who drowned in a swimming pool,  Inspector Bernard Peters told The Signal.

“She was transferred by air shortly after 8 p.m.,” he said.

Officials used Canyon Country Park as a landing zone for the helicopter to pick up the child, officials reported at the time.

Despite the rescue efforts, Osman died at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles about 9 p.m.


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