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.