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5-year-old boy drowns in St. Lucie County

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Posted at 9:54 AM, Sep 12, 2017
and last updated 2017-09-12 10:42:16-04

The St. Lucie County Sheriff's Office said a 5-year-old boy drowned Monday night in a family pool.

Deputies were called to a home in the 2000 block of North 53rd St. around 6:17 p.m. for a child found floating in the pool.​  

When deputies arrived, CPR was in progress in an effort to save the boy.  

The child was transported to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead.

The sheriff's office said this was not related to Hurricane Irma.  

No other details were immediately available.