For Immediate Release - July 22, 2013

Pittsfield Police investigate weekend drowning

Pittsfield Police are investigating the apparent drowning of a 2 year old girl over the weekend.

The Pittsfield Police Department received a 911 call about 3:15 Saturday afternoon reporting the incident.  Authorities say 2 year old RAQUEL PARIS of Victor Street was found under water in the family swimming pool.  Emergency Medical Technicians from Action Ambulance rushed the girl to Berkshire Medical Center where she was pronounced dead a short time later. 

An autopsy will be performed Tuesday at the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Boston to determine the cause of death.