2 year old Ruhshona Kurbonova drowned in Prospect Park Lake on Saturday afternoon after she wandered off from a family BBQ in the park. The rescuers found the tot’s body 5 hours after the girl was found to be missing. The search for the little girl was difficult because the lake was covered by an algae called Azolla caroliniara.
Parents in the park complain that it is difficult to see where the water actually starts and that children may actually not even think its water and then fall in.
Drowning is the second leading cause of of unintentional injury related death among children aged 1 to 14 in the US.
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