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Granddaughter of state Sen. Horn dies in apparent drowning

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A Michigan lawmaker says his granddaughter has died in an apparent drowning at his home in Frankenmuth.

Republican state Sen. Ken Horn says 2-year-old Zelda "Zellie" Rowan Horn died Sunday evening.

Frankenmuth police say the girl managed to get out of the family's home and into an in-ground pool.

Officers arriving on the scene found the girl's father, Kevin Horn, in the front yard administering CPR, but she died at a hospital.

Horn released the following statement: 

“Our entire family is struggling to come to grips with this tragedy and our first day without Zellie. Kevin and Ruth are extraordinarily private people that were thrust into a very public life. It is on their behalf we ask for space, and time to grieve.

“On behalf of the entire family, we would like to share our deep appreciation to our area first responders; firefighters, police and EMT that arrived quickly on the scene. We also extend our most sincere gratitude to the nurses and doctors at Covenant Hospital for your care and empathy.

“We thank all our friends and family, around the world, for all the love and prayers you’ve already shared. Please keep our family in your prayers as we struggle with this overwhelming grief.

“We will pass along details as they become available. Please contact my office for anything further.”

A GoFundMe account has been started to raise money for the girl's funeral expenses. The page also said the funds will help buy airline tickets to bring Zelda's mother's family from Ecuador to the United States for the services. So far, more than $2,000 has been raised. >>To donate, click here<<

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