MISSOULA, Mont. -

A Seeley Lake toddler is dead after a frantic search found the 2-year-old unresponsive Friday afternoon.

According to the Missoula County Sheriff's Department, the little girl was playing in her front yard when mother noticed she was missing around 2:30 p.m.

The mom called 9-1-1 after she couldn?t find the toddler, and search and rescue crews responded to the area around 4:30.

A sheriff's deputy reportedly found the girl unconscious and not breathing in a nearby creek.

Weather prevented a medical helicopter from assisting. Paramedics rushed the girl to the hospital.

Deputies say she was pronounced dead around 10 p.m.