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Marshall toddler dies after falling into pond

From Staff Reports
May 23, 2011 at 5:14 a.m.

A 17-month-old girl died during the weekend after falling into a goldfish pond in Marshall.

Officers and paramedics were dispatched at about 11 a.m. Saturday to a residence on Cedar Loop, according to a Marshall Police Department press release.

The toddler, Tagious Portenier, was transported to Good Shepherd Medical Center-Marshall, where she was later pronounced dead. Police spokeswoman Sonya Johnson said the toddler was visiting with her family from Kansas.

Johnson said Tagious' body was sent for autopsy.

Investigators said the toddler was found in a small goldfish pond that was a little more than two-feet deep. The pond is next door to the home where the toddler was visiting.

Officials are still investigating.



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