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Toddler found dead in pond after going missing

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PUNTA GORDA, FL (WWSB) - A toddler has died after being found in a pond in Charlotte County.

Deputies rushed to the 31000 block of Washington Loop in Punta Gorda around 4:30pm Sunday on reports of a missing 2-year-old. By the time deputies arrived on scene, the toddler had been found by family members in a pond on the property.

Authorities say they attempted life saving measures, but the child passed away.

The sheriff's office says they are continuing to investigate what happened.

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