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3-year-old drowns in Temple Lake Park Wednesday evening

Posted at 9:52 PM, Aug 12, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-13 13:13:26-04


Temple Police responded to a drowning Wednesday evening that took the life of a 3-year-old girl.

At 7:04 p.m. Wednesday, officers responded to Temple Lake Park for a call of a possible drowning.

Officers arrived and began performing life-saving measures until EMS arrived and transported the victim to Baylor Scott & White Medical Center-Temple, where she succumbed to her injuries Thursday morning.

The victim was identified as 3-year-old Skylar Parks.

An initial investigation points to accidental drowning. The investigation is active.


A 3-year-old girl is in critical condition after nearly drowning in Temple Lake Park.

The Temple Police Department says officers responded to the park around 7 p.m. for a possible drowning.

The child was transported by EMS in critical condition.

This is a developing story.