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Toddler's Drowning Death in Prospect Park Lake Ruled Accidental

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The city's medical examiner has officially ruled the death of a two-year-old Brooklyn girl this weekend an accidental drowning.

Police say little Ruhshona Kurbonova wandered off from a family gathering in Prospect Park Saturday.

She was found dead in the park's lake.

She and her three-year-old cousin disappeared near the park's boathouse at around 1:30 p.m.

Her cousin was found safe a half hour later.

Meantime, in the wake of Kurbonova's drowning death and four others that have occurred over the past three weeks, there is a new push to promote swimming safety in Brooklyn.

Borough President Eric Adams is teaming up with the Swim Strong Foundation to promote proper water safety.

The call to action follows a number of recent drowning deaths in the city including a 21-year-old who was swept away by rip currents while swimming with friends in Williamsburg as well as two 13-year-old boys who drowned in the Bronx River.

Swim Strong is a non-profit organization working with both children and adults to stop people from drowning by offering affordable swim lessons.

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