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Mother believes angel came for daughter who drowned at Wayne County park

The mother of the toddler that drowned in a pond at Casey Park in the town of Ontario says an angel came for her daughter.

Zyvette Marquez Rivera’s parents are still grieving the loss of their 3-year-old daughter and trying to make sense of that June day when their world was turned upside down.

“We need to stop taking for granted that there is a next day because not everyone sees the next day,” said Yessy Colon, Zyvette’s mother.

Losing a child is something a mother never completely gets over, but Colon’s been able to find slight peace of mind with the help of her two year old son.



“God came for her himself,” she said. “An angel, god, it was something spiritual my daughter felt linked to.”

The family had gathered for a birthday party in Casey Park on June 23. Hours later, Zyvette went missing. The one place her mother never expected to find her was in the water.

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