Deputies investigate toddler drowning in Venice

Sarasota County deputies are investigating the drowning of a 21-month-old girl in Venice.

It happened at her family’s home Saturday on Flamingo Road.          

The father told deputies he woke up from a nap and found his daughter in the water.

She was pronounced dead at the hospital.

Two other children, ages six and four, were also home at the time.  They’re safe with relatives.

The Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office and the Department of Children and Families is investigating.