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A 1-year-old girl was pronounced dead Tuesday night after she was found unresponsive in a bathtub at a residence south of Fouke, Ark.

The Miller County Sheriff's Office is investigating the death, said Sheriff Jackie Runion in a news release.

Miller County First Responders and EMS personnel were dispatched about 7:30 p.m. Tuesday to a residence on Miller County Road 40 south of Fouke, where EMS personnel were told that a 1-year-old girl had been found in a bathtub containing water and that the child was not breathing.

First Responders and EMS personnel performed CPR on the child at the scene, and the child was taken by ambulance to Christus St. Michael Health System's emergency room where she was pronounced dead at 8:39 p.m by an E.R. physician.

Miller County Deputies and CID Investigators responded to the scene and initiated an investigation into the incident, Runion said. CID made notification to the Arkansas Department of Human Services, which sent personnel to the scene as other minor children were at the residence.

The child lived at the home and the biological mother was at home when the child was found, said Chief Deputy Mark Lewis.

The victim has been taken to the Arkansas State Medical Examiner's Office in Little Rock to determine the manner and cause of death.

The Miller County Sheriff's Office Criminal Investigation Division is conducting follow-up interviews and is examining evidence associated with this tragic incident, Runion said.

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