Five year old child drowns in family pool

Five year old child drowns in family pool

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VOLUSIA COUNTY, Fla. (WOFL FOX 35 ORLANDO) -

A 5-year-old boy drowned in a backyard swimming pool Friday evening near DeLand. The Volusia County Sheriff's Office is investigating a drowning near DeLand. 

It happened Friday evening in a backyard swimming pool.  Deputies said they were dispatched to 2535 Cherangela Court after receiving a 911 call from there around 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 5-year-old 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 him, however, he was later pronounced dead. 

The victim, his mother and three other children were at 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 him at the bottom of the pool.  They say she pulled him out, started CPR and called for help.

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