The Jasper County coroner has ruled the death of a 5-year-old girl Sunday in Duquesne an accidental drowning.

Makayla Scott drowned in a swimming pool at a residence a few blocks from her home on South Meadow Lane in Duquesne.

The Jasper County Sheriff's Department said in a news release Tuesday that sheriff's deputies were called to assist Duquesne police and firefighters in a search for the girl. A firefighter found the girl in the pool of a residence on 26th Street. She was taken by ambulance to Freeman Hospital West in Joplin where she was pronounced dead.

Mason-Woodard Mortuary has announced that a graveside service is planned for 10 a.m. Monday in Burkhart Cemetery in Racine.

Jeff Lehr is a reporter for The Joplin Globe.