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PSLPD Investigating the Near Drowning of an 18-Month-Old Baby Boy

Port St. Lucie - Monday February 19, 2024: The Port St. Lucie Police Department (PSLPD) is investigating the near drowning of an 18-month-old baby boy.

PSLPD received a call last Thursday about a child that was missing from a home in the 1200 block of SW Bellevue Avenue.

The boy was found, barely alive, in a pond adjacent to his home. When officers and Fire District rescue personnel arrived, the boy’s father and a neighbor had just pulled the boy from the water and were performing CPR.

Rescue personnel took over and restored his pulse and breath, and the boy was rushed to the hospital.

CPR was initiated and the boy was rushed to a local hospital in critical condition. The name of the child has not been released.

PSLPD provided a victim’s advocate for the family of the boy. Critical incident stress management services will be made available for the officers involved.