Toddler Missing in Prospect Park Found Drowned

The girl had been with a 4-year-old who was found soaking wet by a person who called 911

Monday, Jul 7, 2014  |  Updated 6:57 AM EDT
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The lifeless body of a 2-year-old girl who had been reported missing in Brooklyn's Prospect Park on Saturday was found in a section of the park's lake.

The lifeless body of a 2-year-old girl who had been reported missing in Brooklyn's Prospect Park on Saturday was found in a section of the park's lake.

The lifeless body of a 2-year-old girl who had been reported missing in Brooklyn's Prospect Park on Saturday was found in a section of the park's lake.

Ruhshona Kurbonova was retrieved from the lake in early evening after she was reported missing at around 1:10 p.m. near the park's boathouse, police said.

Police SCUBA divers searched the lake for the toddler and found her at around 6 p.m.

Ruhshona had been with her 3-year-old brother, who was found soaking wet by a person who called 911 and notified the child's parents. Ruhshona's mother then realized her daughter was missing, police say.

The toddler had been attending a family barbecue in the park.

Onlookers said the girl's mother had to be taken out of the park on a stretcher because she was so distraught upon learning that her daughter was dead.

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