The Hernando County Sheriff's Office and Hernando County Fire Rescue attempted to rescue a toddler last weekend after it fell into a family's pond, a social media release states.
According to the October 31st Facebook post by Hernando County Sheriff's Office, on October 30th just after 4:30 p.m. deputies and the Hernando County Fire Rescue were dispatched to a residence on Powell Road in Brooksville to respond to a possible drowning.
The 9-1-1 caller advised that the victim, a 13-month-old male, had fallen into a decorative pond on the property and was unconscious and not breathing. When deputies arrived on the scene, family members were administering CPR; the deputies quickly took over.
Hernando County Sheriff's Office deputies performed CPR on the child until fire rescue staff could arrive. Paramedics continued to provide advance life support while transporting the child to a nearby landing zone, where he was air-lifted to St. Joseph's Hospital. Unfortunately, at 6:01 p.m., detectives were notified that the child succumbed to injuries sustained in the drowning.
Police say that preliminary investigations have revealed no signs of foul play and that the incident appears to have been a tragic accident.
Article by Rachael Volpe