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Nebraska Toddler Drowns in Bathtub in Panora

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PANORA, Iowa — A Nebraska child died last week while in Iowa celebrating the Thanksgiving holiday with family members.

Last Wednesday, the Guthrie County Sheriff’s Office was called to a Panora condo, on reports that a child had drowned. When they arrived, they found  21-month-old Sawyer Madsen floating in the bath tub.

She and her four-year-old sibling were reportedly placed in the tub with the water running and left unattended. The older child was not injured.

Sawyer was transported by air ambulance to a hospital in Des Moines, where she died the following day.

Officials say the child’s family was from Lincoln, Nebraska and had rented a condo at Lake Panorama to spend time with other family members over the Thanksgiving holiday.

The case is currently under investigation.