A man and children aged two and five were found dead in an indoor swimming pool in the backyard of their home in Hollywood, Florida.
- Hollywood Police Department officers were called to a house on South Highland Drive around 3:30 p.m. Thursday.
- They performed cardiopulmonary resuscitation on the victims, who were taken to the Memorial Regional Hospital, where they were pronounced dead.
- The children were five and two years old. There was no information about an adult found with them.
- According to reports, the house is currently home to a family with five children, one of whom has just started college.
- There is no suspicion of foul play, but the number of minors drowning in a swimming pool in Florida has reached new heights.
Two young children and a man were found unconscious after drowning in a pool in the backyard of a South Florida home, police said.
Hollywood Police Department officers were called to a house on South Highland Drive around 3:30 p.m. Thursday, spokeswoman Dina Bettineschi told .
They performed cardiopulmonary resuscitation on the victims, who were taken to the Memorial Regional Hospital, where they were pronounced dead.
The children were five and two years old. There was no information about an adult found with them.
The relationship between the man and the children could not be confirmed by the local authorities.
Police told they were still investigating the tragedy. No further details were forthcoming immediately, police said, but there was no suspicion of foul play.
An unidentified man and two children aged five and two were found unconscious in the pool when police responded around 3:30 p.m. Thursday.
The tragedy occurred at 733 South Highland Drive in Hollywood, Florida, after the mother of the children found the three victims drowned in the water.
The footage shows several policemen in the house inspecting the pool in the backyard.
The current residents of the home are a family with five children, one of whom just started college, according to a neighbor who spoke to WSVN.
“It’s terrible and I’m in shock right now. We are friendly, in some places we greet them, ”the neighbor told the outlet.
“We really keep to ourselves in the area until something like this unfortunately happens.”
Hollywood is south of Fort Lauderdale and only 21 miles north of Miami in Broward County.
The victims were taken to the Memoria Regional Hospital (pictured), where medics gave them artificial respiration, but they were later pronounced dead.
New data from the Florida Department of Children and Families shows that the number of children drowning in Florida hit an all-time high last year, with 98 children aged 18 and under killed in 2021.
In 2019, 65 children drowned in Florida, and 69 people drowned in 2020.