18-month-old boy found in Winter Garden retention pond dies, police say


Winter season Backyard garden, Fla. – An 18-thirty day period-old boy died soon after becoming found in a retention pond Monday afternoon, Winter Backyard Law enforcement Department Capt. Scott Allen claimed.

According to police, the boy — Diego Garcia — was identified in the pond around Lakeview Avenue and Story Road soon after his babysitter, the boy’s aunt, went to the rest room and arrived out to obtain him absent.

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“The neighbor, she came, she was inquiring if we noticed a child, and we told her ‘No,’” reported Donna Hernandez, a neighbor who helped look for for the boy. “And I walked all around. I walked to just one of our trailers, and I seen the little one floating in the h2o. I screamed to my partner. He came working and grabbed the child out although I identified as 911.”

The boy was given CPR and transported to the medical center, where by he later died, police stated. (Copyright 2022 by WKMG ClickOrlando – All rights reserved.)

Winter Backyard garden police reported they showed up to the retention pond driving the babysitter’s household at around 5:30 p.m. Thursday immediately after receiving a call about a little one drowning.

Garcia was pulled from the pond, provided CPR and transported to the clinic, but did not endure, officers claimed.

Investigators said he somehow built his way out of a back again door that may perhaps have been propped open up. They added there was a again gate that was closed but probably not latched shut.

Wintertime Backyard garden Police Department stated simply because the fence is privately owned, the city is not ready to mend it.

“It’s unlucky,” Allen said. “Because when you have a child, you take your eyes off them for a next, and these terrible factors can take place.”


Police mentioned the investigation is even now in its early stages. News 6 has arrived at out to area leaders to see irrespective of whether any plans would be produced to prevent a very similar incident and is ready on a reaction.

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