Mother, 5-year-old son found dead in car after it plunges into Estero Bay in Southwest Florida

Mother, 5-year-old son found dead in car after it plunges into Estero Bay in Southwest Florida

BONITA SPRINGS, Fla. (WINK/CNN) - A mother and a son were found dead Monday after their car was found nearly submerged in Estero Bay.

According to Lee County Sheriff’s Office, deputies responded to a call for service behind the 26900 block of McLaughlin Blvd in Bonita Springs where a car was found in the water a short distance from land.

First responders located and removed a 5-year-old boy from inside of the vehicle. Crews performed life-saving measures before rushing him to the hospital, but he did not survive.

His 41-year-old mother was found dead inside the car after further inspection of the submerged vehicle.

The investigation into what caused the deadly incident is still under investigation.

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