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Two people arrested in drowning of a 4-year-old girl

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PONTOTOC COUNTY -- Amber Thurman and Gary Fox are facing  charges of neglect.

The sheriff tells us Fox has a bond of 150 thousand dollars and Thurman was denied bond.

Investigators say the death happened back in July at a home in the small town of Pickett that's west of Ada along highway 19.

Investigators say the four year old was unattended when she drowned in a backyard pool.

Ahderay Wilkinson lost her life in what deputies say was two and a half feet of water.

Ahderay's father told us after the accident his daughter was being watched by her aunt, Amber Thurman.

He says the girl was swimming with other kids in the pool and had on a flotation device.

But her aunt found her floating upside down.

She was taken to mercy hospital in Ada and later pronounced dead.