Toddler in Tamarac Drowns in Backyard Pool

7904 N.W. 71st Avenue

One Tamarac family in the Heathgate development are devastated today after their 23 month old toddler slipped unnoticed under the surface of their backyard swimming poolSaturday afternoon as they were sitting nearby.

By the time someone noticed Johnny Davoer at the bottom of the pool, it was too late to save him.

At 5:53 p.m., Broward Sheriff’s Office deputies and Tamarac Fire Rescue were called to 7904 N.W. 71st Ave. in Tamarac. The first-arriving deputy performed cardio-pulmonary resuscitation on the toddler, to no avail. Tamarac Fire Rescue arrived and transported him to Coral Springs Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead a short time later.

Family members told BSO detectives that they were visiting the Tamarac home to hang out at the pool. Johnny Davoer was playing in the shallow end as his mother and niece sat in chairs feet away from him. His mother had repeatedly cautioned him not to go in the deep end. When another family member came out of the house and asked where Johnny was, they found him underwater, jumped in and pulled him out. It’s unclear how long he was under water.

The number one cause of death for children ages 1 to 4 in Broward County is drowning. For information on how to prevent child drownings, visit www.sheriff.org/safety/drowningprevent or call BSO at (954) 831-8210.

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  • COE

    Was this little child a child taken from his biological parents and put in “foster care” and this drowning took place at the “foster home”? This type of question I have learned ask, the Barahona horror prompting this caution, because, those of the “system” who were liable in that case (and many other cases the public has been kept from hearing about) and are on a campaign to portray biological parents as incompetent or monsters to try to give the impression they of the “system” are essential and saviors, kept calling those beasts the Barahonas the parents of Nubia and her surviving brother though they were actually two that the “system” gave the two unfortunate children to. When deaths or sexual assaults or other injuries of children abducted from their biological parents occur in the “child welfare system” in Florida, you would be shocked to know not only that “the authorities” try to cover such up but the lengths they will go to to try to cover up the atrocities that would never have occurred had the despots not inserted themselves into those families lives. I really have to wonder and I would suggest to all to exercise the same caution when hearing about tragedies such as this. Considering there is a campaign to portray biological parents as inept and unworthy of their children, precision of terminology does matter a great deal describe whether biological parents or adoptive or foster persons are involved. With all that said, either way, it is a horrible tragedy.

  • COE

    Was this little child a child taken from his biological parents and put in “foster care” and this drowning took place at the “foster home”? This type of question I have learned ask, the Barahona horror prompting this caution, because, those of the “system” who were liable in that case (and many other cases the public has been kept from hearing about) and are on a campaign to portray biological parents as incompetent or monsters to try to give the impression they of the “system” are essential and saviors, kept calling those beasts the Barahonas the parents of Nubia and her surviving brother though they were actually two that the “system” gave the two unfortunate children to. When deaths or sexual assaults or other injuries of children abducted from their biological parents occur in the “child welfare system” in Florida, you would be shocked to know not only that “the authorities” try to cover such up but the lengths they will go to to try to cover up the atrocities that would never have occurred had the despots not inserted themselves into those families lives. I really have to wonder and I would suggest to all to exercise the same caution when hearing about tragedies such as this. Considering there is a campaign to portray biological parents as inept and unworthy of their children, precision of terminology does matter a great deal describe whether biological parents or adoptive or foster persons are involved. With all that said, either way, it is a horrible tragedy.