Jacksonville, FL - A toddler has drowned in a pool, in a residential area of Lakeshore South on Jacksonville’s Westside.
The Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office responded to the home on San Juan Avenue around 2:20PM. Jacksonville Fire and Rescue was also dispatched, and when emergency responders got on scene, they found witnesses performing CPR on the toddler. Rescue personnel took over CPR and transported the toddler to the hospital, where it died.
At this time, JSO is not saying if anyone else was in the pool at the time, but foul play is not suspected in the drowning. They’re also not releasing any additional information about the victim, including the age and gender, but police confirmed in a tweet that this involved a toddler.
#JSO Homicide Unit is working a toddler that has drowned in the 5200 block of San Juan Avenue.— Jax Sheriff's Office (@JSOPIO) July 18, 2019
Police are currently speaking with witnesses at the home, as their investigation continues. The Florida Department of Children and Families is also investigating.