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Lacking 2-year-old discovered drowned below bridge

FORT LAUDERDALE, FLA. (WSVN) – A 2-year-old has died after the kid drowned in a Fort Lauderdale waterway.

Officers responded to studies of a lacking baby close to the 700 block of Southwest Fourth Courtroom at round 10:05 p.m., Tuesday.

The kid, recognized by household as Cormel Bullock, was discovered floating within the water below a bridge close to the New River, near Cooley Avenue. Law enforcement officials pulled the kid from the water and carried out CPR.

Fort Lauderdale Hearth Rescue responded to the scene and transported the kid to Broward Well being Medical Heart.

The kid was in crucial situation on the time of transport however was later pronounced useless.

Surveillance video from a close-by boat at Cooley’s Marina captured the toddler strolling alone as much as the water’s edge simply after 9 p.m.

Donald Govan mentioned he was on board his sailboat simply toes away from the place the little boy fell in.

“It appeared like he went to go play with the geese,” he mentioned. “I noticed all of the police, flashing lights and every thing exterior. I haven’t been in a position to sleep since. It’s heartbreaking.”

Tina Miller was on the park together with her household when she was approached by a lady frantically trying to find the toddler.

“She requested me, ‘Did you see somewhat boy?’” Miller mentioned. “She was like, ‘He’s somewhat boy. He’s lacking. He simply ran out the home as a result of the door was unlocked.’”

She mentioned she did what she might to assist, together with performing CPR till officers arrived.

“That would have been my child. He didn’t know no higher,” Miller mentioned. “One thing simply advised me to go look. We had our flashlights and every thing. There was extra individuals trying, too, and we occurred to simply stroll below the bridge, and once we walked below the bridge, my husband mentioned he discovered him. ‘That’s him proper there.’ He discovered him.”

The boy’s household has requested for privateness whereas they grieve the 2-year-old’s demise.

Police mentioned they proceed to analyze the incident.

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