Authorities announced that a two-year-old drowned in a canal Friday morning.
Local10.com reports that Bradenton Police Department received a call at about 10:30 a.m. Friday morning with the report that a child was apparently floating in a canal behind a local apartment building.
CHILD DROWNS: A two-year-old boy is believed to have drowned in a canal outside a west central Florida apartment complex, police say. https://t.co/V3vTjsALrS
— WPLG Local 10 News (@WPLGLocal10)
July 2, 2022
Minutes after the call first responders arrived to the scene to find the deceased victim.
In a statement, the department said “The child’s family was located at the residence, and we are working with them to determine the circumstances surrounding the child’s death, as well as to ensure support services are provided to them as well as anyone impacted by this tragic situation.”
Police took the opportunity to remind the public that for children between ages one and four drowning is a leading cause of death.
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