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July 9, 2012

Windham girl dies after being pulled from pool

WINDHAM — The 3-year-old daughter of state Rep. Richard Ockerman has died after being pulled unconscious from a swimming pool yesterday afternoon.

A family friend identified her as Gabriella "Ella" Ockerman.

Police this morning said she died early today.

Police Capt. Michael Caron said the drowning was apparently accidental, but officials are awaiting a report from the medical examiner.

Gabriella's mother is Jessica. Gabriella has a sister, Micheala, and a brother, Nick.

The Police and Fire Departments responded at about 4:30 p.m. yesterday to the family's Marblehead Road home.

The toddler was in the above-ground pool at least five minutes, officials said.

Gabriella was taken first to Parkland Medical Center in Derry, then Elliot Hospital in Manchester.

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