Missing girl dies after being pulled from canal in Sarasota County

Police search for missing 1-year-old girl in South Florida. (North port Police)

A one-year-old girl died shortly after being pulled from a canal in Sarasota County Tuesday afternoon.

According North Port police, officers found Ava Perry in a canal approximately half a mile from her house. Life saving measure were immediately performed, police say.

Paramedics took Ava to North Port ER where she died.

Late Tuesday morning officers received a call about a missing girl. Officers said she was last seen wearing a diaper and was old enough to walk.

Police have not said anything about what led up to the search for the missing girl and whether there are any suspects.

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