COCONUT CREEK, Fla. – A Broward Health Coral Springs doctor pronounced a three-year-old boy dead on Friday night after a Coconut Creek resident pulled him out of a lake, police said.
Scott Leamon, a spokesman for the Coconut Creek Police Department, said the resident who knew CPR had saved the boy’s life at first, but he later announced the tragedy.
“The death investigation is ongoing,” Leamon wrote on Twitter.
Police officers and Fire Rescue personnel responded to the Advenir at Cocoplum community, at 4142 Cocoplum Cir., near the intersection of West Sample Road and Lyons Road.
Leamon said they found the resident performing CPR on the boy and took over while rushing him to Broward Health Coral Springs.
The backyards of nearly two dozen townhomes at the Advenir face the community’s decorative lake.
“The lake is always closed, so I don’t understand,” said Xavier Griffin, who lives in the area.
Detectives were asking anyone with information about the case to call Broward County Crime Stoppers at 954-493-8477.
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Update: The 3-year-old boy pulled from the lake near Cocoplum Circle passed away @BrowardHealth Coral Springs. The death investigation is ongoing. pic.twitter.com/t5zjU4LfH0— Coconut Creek Police Department (@CoconutCreekPD) August 20, 2022