- A three-year-old boy has died after being pulled from the bottom of a pond
- He was reported missing before divers found him in the pond behind his home
- He was taken to the hospital where he later died on Sunday
- Authorities are investigating the circumstances that led to his death
A three-year-old boy has died after being pulled from a pond behind his home in a suburban Boca Raton, Florida development.
Sheriff’s office spokeswoman Teri Barbera told the Palm Beach Post that detectives are investigating the events on Sunday that led to the child ending up in the pond behind the family home.
Palm Beach County Fire Rescue crews responded to Meadow Lakes at a Boca Raton development shortly before 2pm after receiving a report of a missing child.
A three-year-old boy died Sunday after being pulled from the bottom of a pond behind his home in the Meadow Lakes development in Boca Raton, Florida
The boy was reported missing before divers located him at the bottom of the pond. He was taken to the hospital where he later died. Authorities are investigating what led to his death
Rescue divers pulled the three-year-old boy out of the pond and transported him to a local hospital, where he then died, according to WPTV.
Meadow Lakes residents said that there had not been any previous incidents of this nature in the past.
The toddler and his sister used to play in neighbor Pamela Chimera’s garage, she told WPTV. She noted that they were ‘Loving, caring children’ and called the family ‘wonderful.’
Authorities are investigating what led to the boy’s disappearance. They have not released the name of the boy or his family.