2-year-old boy drowns in shallow water behind Lake County home

Lake County Sheriff's Office investigates boy's death

GROVELAND, Fla. – A 2-year-old boy drowned Wednesday evening in the shallow water behind a Groveland home, officials said.

Deputies were called about 6 p.m. to the 9600 block of Dr. Baker Road, according to a statement from the Lake County Sheriff’s Office.

The boy was found in the murky water and taken to a hospital, but he was pronounced dead when he arrived, deputies said.

A friend of the boy’s family performed CPR before emergency officials arrived.

No other details have been release by authorities.


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