Florida boy, 9, drowns in creek while uncle and mom swim nearby


A 9-year-old Florida boy drowned in a creek Wednesday after he fell into deep water while on an outing with his mother, uncle and three other kids.

Hillsborough County Sheriff Chad Chronister told Fox 13 the unidentified child was sitting on an embankment at Bullfrog Creek in Gibsonton, south of Tampa, when the adults swam across the creek, leaving the boy on the other side.

“The nine-year-old child is on the side of the embankment, decides he wants to get in the water a little further,” Chronsiter told the station. “His mom begs him, ‘please, stay where you’re at, stay where you’re at, stay where you’re at.'”

Investigators say the boy did not listen and fell into a part of the creek where the water is estimated to be between 10 and 12 feet deep.

Source: Fox News


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