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4-year-old Osteen boy's death deemed accidental drowning, deputies say

Child was found unresponsive in a pond

OSTEEN, Fla. – Volusia County deputies determined the 4-year-old child found unresponsive in an Osteen pond died in an accidental drowning. 

Deputies said the incident happened Saturday. Hunter Gentry's family told deputies Hunter left a work garage where his father and siblings were and managed to walk to a pond a short distance away. His family said he was gone only a few minutes before his family realized he was gone.

His father found Hunter unresponsive and did CPR, according to a Volusia County Sheriff's Office release. Deputies arrived to the scene around 11:25 a.m. 

First responders took over CPR procedures. Hunter was later taken to Arnold Palmer Hospital in Orlando. He was pronounced dead Monday.


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