Charlotte County Sheriff's Office investigating drowning of a child

Posted at 11:11 PM, Sep 15, 2016
and last updated 2016-09-16 18:51:03-04

UPDATE -- Police have identified the drowning victim as 11 month old Waylen Harris.

The child was found unresponsive in the family's front yard swale with his 2-year-old sibling nearby. Police say no foul-play is expected but the major crime units will continue to investigate. No further information will be available until the autopsy is concluded.

CHARLOTTE COUNTY, Fla -- The Charlotte County Sheriff's Office is investigating the drowning of a child.

They responded to the scene Thursday night on Loveland Boulevard in Port Charlotte. 

Police say the child was transported to a local hospital and was later pronounced dead.

This is an ongoing investigation and we will keep you updated on this developing story.