PORT CANAVERAL, Florida -- The Port Canaveral Police Department is currently investigating the drowning death of a 4-year-old boy in the Banana River just west of the Port Canaveral locks.
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At approximately 2:00 p.m. today, the Port Canaveral Police Department received a call regarding a possible drowning involving a small child. This incident occurred in the area of “Ski Island” in the Banana River.
A Port Canaveral Police Department Marine Officer along with a Fire Fighter/EMT from Canaveral Fire Rescue responded to the scene through the Port Canaveral Locks.
Once through the locks, the emergency responders were flagged down by a boater who had brought the child onboard his vessel. Life-saving measures were immediately initiated. The child was brought to shore where additional advanced life support (ALS) efforts were employed.
The child was subsequently transported to Cape Canaveral Hospital by Brevard County Fire Rescue. The boy was pronounced dead at Cape Canaveral Hospital at 3:06 p.m.
At this time, the identity of the victim is not being released pending the notification of out-of-state family members.
Port Canaveral police are being supported by the investigative resources of the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office and the law enforcement branch of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission.