6-Year-Old Dies After Drowning in Tamarac Canal Despite Rescue Efforts

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This story has been updated

By Agrippina Fadel

Tragedy struck a Tamarac neighborhood on Saturday when a child drowned after falling into a canal.

According to Broward Sheriff’s Office, a call regarding a missing endangered child in the 100 block of Ann Lee Lane came in shortly after 1 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 25. BSO deputies and Tamarac Fire Rescue responded to the scene and found the child in a nearby canal.

Deputies pulled the boy out of the water and immediately began lifesaving measures. BSO’s Aviation Unit transported the child to a nearby hospital, where he was later pronounced deceased.

BSO’s Homicide and Crime Scene units responded to the scene and are investigating the circumstances surrounding the incident, however, at this time, they do know the child had autism.

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Agrippina Fadel
Agrippina Fadel
Agrippina Fadel grew up in Siberia and received her master's in journalism from Tyumen State University. Agrippina is also a writer and editor at Draftsy.net. She has been a US resident for over ten years and speaks English and Russian.
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