A 2-year-old girl is confirmed dead after she was found floating in a Port Richey lake on Sunday.
The Pasco County Sheriff’s Office responded to a residence on Willow Drive just before 1 p.m.
The child was transported to a hospital where she later died.
Investigators believe the child was able to get out of a lanai at the residence.
The Sheriff’s Office is conducting a death investigation, but said the incident appears to be accidental.
Drowning accidents can occur in natural bodies of water, swimming pools, hot tubs, or even in the bath. A drowning accident victim can die within five minutes of submersion and a small child may drown in less than two inches of water. If someone survives a near drowning they can be left with severe injuries such as permanent brain damage and disability.
Pursuing a lawsuit for a drowning or near drowning accident all depends on the circumstances of the accident. Our Pasco County Swimming Pool & Drowning Accident Lawyers at Whittel & Melton can help you determine what will be best for your case. If you have suffered from losing a child or someone you love in a drowning or near-drowning accident, we can advise you of your options for pursuing a legal claim.