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Police: 6-month-old found floating face up in pond after dad confesses to watching her sink


A 6-month-old baby girl was found alive -- floating on her back -- in a Northwestern Missouri pond Monday just minutes after her father allegedly confessed to police that he had drowned her, Kansas City's Fox 4 reported.

At around 10 a.m., Jonathon Zicarelli, 28, walked into the Greenwood Police Department’s office and allegedly admitted to trying to drown his daughter, the report said. Within minutes, police determined the location of the pond and found the baby floating face up.

Police Chief Greg Hallgrimson said the baby looked like a “porcelain doll” and appeared to be in a state of shock. Corporal T. Calhoun began performing CPR and the baby began breathing normally, The Kansas City Star reported.

Police said the baby had grass in her mouth, mud in her eyes and water in her lungs. Responding officers wrapped her in Calhoun’s uniform shirt for more heat and a local fire department transferred the baby to a hospital for severe hypothermia. Police estimated she had been in the water for about 10 minutes.

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