ST. GEORGE — The Washington County Sheriff’s Office has released details surrounding the death of a 5-year-old girl in Toquerville.

In this 2019 file photo for illustrative purposes only, police officers respond to 300 North in LaVerkin, Utah, June 15, 2019 | File photo by Cody Blowers, St. George News

The text of Wednesday’s news release follows:

“Around 11:30 a.m. (Monday), deputies from the Washington County Sheriff’s Office and officers from the LaVerkin Police Department responded to 755 S Peachtree Drive in Toquerville on a drowning involving a 5-year-old girl who was found unresponsive in a bathtub while taking a bath. Immediate life-saving measures were performed by responding deputies and officers until medical personnel arrived on the scene.

“The child was subsequently transported to St George Regional Hospital and later Life Flighted to Primary Children’s Hospital in Salt Lake City, Utah, in critical condition. Despite the tireless efforts of medical staff, we regret to inform you that the child passed away this morning.

“As with all unexpected child deaths, the Washington County Sheriff’s Office has launched an active investigation into this tragic incident. Our dedicated team of detectives is working diligently to gather all relevant information and establish the circumstances surrounding this heartbreaking event.

“We would like to extend special appreciation to the officers from the LaVerkin Police Department and the deputies from the Washington County Sheriff’s Office who swiftly responded and provided lifesaving measures prior to the arrival of medical professionals. Additionally, we would like to express our sincerest gratitude to the Hurricane Valley Fire Department who responded to the scene and continued life-saving measures, and all the other medical staff involved for their tireless efforts to try to save her life.

“At this difficult time, we extend our sincerest condolences to the family and loved ones of the little girl. We understand the immense pain they are going through, and our thoughts and prayers are with them. We kindly request that their privacy be respected as they navigate this unimaginable loss.”