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2-year-old drowns in Fort Myers apartment complex pond

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Posted at 4:37 PM, Feb 17, 2024

UPDATE: Fort Myers Police Department says a 2-year-old died after drowning in one of the ponds at The Retreat at Vista Lakes apartment complex.

When officers and emergency workers arrived they took over life saving measures by bystanders until EMS transported the child to the hospital where they were pronounced deceased. Detectives have assumed the investigation.

Fort Myers Police Department tells Fox 4 they are investigating a drowning that occurred Saturday afternoon at The Retreat at Vista Lakes apartment complex, at the corner of Veronica Shoemaker Boulevard and Winkler Avenue.

A resident tells Fox 4 police arrived just before 3 p.m. Police currently have an area roped off next to one of the apartment complex's two retention ponds. FMPD did share yet details on the victim and the circumstances leading up the drowning.