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3-year-old boy dies after being pulled unresponsive from lake


(COCONUT CREEK, FLA) — A 3-year-old boy was found unresponsive in a lake, police say.

According to officials the boy  has died in the hospital after a resident pulled the unresponsive toddler from a lake in Coconut Creek, police said.

According to Coconut Creek Police, the victim was found floating in the lake outside the Advenir at Cocoplum apartments, near the 3700 block of Cocoplum Circle, just after 6:20 p.m., Friday.

Resident Scott Diamond said he saw the boy from the balcony of his apartment. He told officials he thought it was a “doll” at first. Once he realized it was not a doll, Diamond said he immediately rushed down to pull the boy out from the lake, and then he called 911.

“I jumped in, I got the child out of the water, and we were lucky enough that somebody performed CPR right away,” he said.

Another good Samaritan administered CPR until police and firefighters arrived.

First responders from Coconut Creek Police and Fire Rescue continued administering CPR before they transported the boy to Broward Health Coral Springs. The boy died at the hospital.

Investigators have started an investigation to determine how the child ended up in the water.

Police said no foul play is suspected.