On 06-21-23 at approximately 4:15 p.m., Hernando County Sheriff’s Office deputies and Hernando County Fire/Rescue were dispatched to a residence on Deltona Boulevard regarding a Drowning.
The 9-1-1 caller stated she had just been notified, by a neighbor, that a child had possibly drowned in a swimming pool. While speaking with the 9-1-1 operator, the caller, a nurse, quickly responded to the residence in question. The caller took over CPR until fire/rescue arrived.
Fire/Rescue personnel continued to perform life-saving measures and quickly transported the female child to Oak Hill Hospital. The child was later transported to All Children’s Hospital in St. Petersburg, due to her critical condition.
The child remains in extremely critical condition.
Preliminary investigation reveals the drowning was nothing more than a tragic accident; however, the case remains under investigation.