Toddler Drowns in Lake After Wandering Away from Port Richey Home
UPDATE: 3/12/2018, 12:02 P.M. – Officials say a 2-year-old girl was playing in the lanai located at the rear of the residence. They believed the top lock of the entrance/exit door was locked. Approximately 3 to 5 minutes later the child’s aunt observed the child floating in the lake behind the residence. The child floated 2 houses to the north where she was pulled from the lake and CPR was started. PSO and Fire Rescue continued CPR as the child was transported to an area hospital. Upon Arrival at the hospital the child regained a pulse and is being flown to All Children’s Hospital where she later passed away. This is being investigated, preliminarily as an accident.
PORT RICHEY (PASCO) – The Sheriff’s Office is investigating the drowning of a 2-year-old child who wandered away from a residence on Willow Drive.
The investigation began just before 1:00 p.m., after officials say the toddler managed to leave the residence through a lanai at the 10200 block of Willow Drive and was later found floating in a nearby lake.
The child was transported to an area hospital for treatment.
The child’s condition is unknown at this time.
Officials say the incident appears to be accidental.
We will bring more on this story as it develops.
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