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LARIMER COUNTY, Colo. -- A 23-month-old child died after being found unresponsive in the Big Thompson River shortly after being reported missing from a home on Monday morning, the Larimer County Sheriff's Office said.

A 911 call was made about 9:25 a.m. of a missing child in the 1500 block of West U.S. 34 near Drake, the sheriff's office said.

Law enforcement went to look for the child, who was found about 30 minutes later about 400 yards down the Big Thompson River from the residence.

The child, who was not identified, was found unresponsive when she was pulled from the water. CPR was performed and she was taken to a hospital.

Her mother told police that 30 minutes before the 911 call was made, the girl was sleeping in the residence, but when she came back, the child was gone.

The sheriff's office that it does not expect foul play but is investigating the incident. The cause of death will be released by the Larimer County Coroner's Office.