Deputies: Florida toddlers drown in neighbor’s swimming pool after grandmother reports them missing

PALM BEACH COUNTY, Fla. — Two toddlers drowned in a neighbor’s swimming pool after they were reported missing by their grandmother, according to the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office.

Deputies said a 2-year-old boy and a 3-year-old boy were found floating in a nearby pool in the 600 block of Northeast Second Street in Belle Glade.


Detectives said the boys were being watched by their grandmother.

They were playing in the back screened-in patio when their grandmother noticed they were no longer there and she began to search for them, deputies said.

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After searching for about 30 minutes, the grandmother told deputies that the boys were missing.

Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office aviation located the children in a neighbor’s pool, investigators said.

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The children were removed from the pool and deputies performed CPR on them.

The children were taken to a hospital, where they were both pronounced dead.

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Deputies said the investigation is in the preliminary stages. More information will be released once it becomes available.

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Katlyn Brieskorn, WFTV.com

Katlyn Brieskorn is a Digital Assignment Editor at WFTV. She joined Channel 9 in July 2019.