2-year-old boy dies after being found unresponsive in Lauderhill pool

Family identifies boy as Terrance Shellman III

By Amanda Batchelor - Senior Digital Editor, Christian De La Rosa - Reporter

LAUDERHILL, Fla. - A family was mourning the death of a 2-year-old boy who drowned in a pool in Lauderhill. 

A relative identified the boy as Terrance Shellman III. Police said the toddler was pulled from the water at a home at 7315 NW 47th Place.

Lauderhill police gave the child CPR and he was taken to a local hospital. Police said doctors were unable to revive him.  

The boy's grandmother told Local 10 News reporter Christian De La Rosa that the family was kicking off the holiday weekend early at the pool.

She said her grandson was just playing and moments later they discovered that he was unresponsive.

Neighbors said they are praying for the family.

"My heart goes out to them," Beverly Rowe said. "My heart goes out to them as a mother, grandmother."


Local 10 News Andrea Torres contributed to this story. 

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