Toddler Drowns in Nearby Pond After Wandering Away from Home
UPDATE: 4/20/2018, 7:30 P.M. – Sadly, officials are reporting that the child has passed away. The investigation continues.
NEW PORT RICHEY – For the fifth time is less than two months a toddler has fallen victim to drowning after wandering away from a parent or guardian.
Around 12:30 p.m. today, Fire Rescue responded to the 4700 block of Crestknoll Lane, after a 19-month old child was found floating in a nearby pond.
The child was transported to a local hospital and remains in critical condition.
Officials say the incident appears to be accidental, but an active investigation is underway.
We will bring more on this story if new information develops.
This marks the 5th drowning to occur in Pasco and Hernando County since March 11th.
Follow the link below for details on the previous incidents.
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