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Five-year-old drowns in family pool near DeLand, Sheriff's Office reports
posted Jun 30, 2013 - 1:05:11pm
A 5-year-old boy drowned in a backyard swimming pool Friday evening near DeLand. The Volusia County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the incident.
Deputies were dispatched to 2535 Cherangela Court after receiving a 911 call from there at about 7 p.m. Upon arriving at the house, deputies found a child in the driveway who told them that his brother had fallen into the pool. They then went into the backyard where the mother was performing CPR on Logan Luff. Deputies took over efforts to revive the child until paramedics arrived. Luff was then rushed to Florida Hospital DeLand where doctors continued to work on the child. However, Luff was later pronounced dead.
The victim, his mother and three other children were at the home -- the children’s grandmother’s house -- at the time of the accident. The mother told deputies that she had changed the youngest child’s diaper and then went to check on the other children. She couldn’t find Luff in the house and so she searched in the backyard and found the boy at the bottom of the pool. She pulled him out, started CPR and called for help.
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