A 3-year-old child died on Sept. 23 after being found unresponsive in a pool at Summerwind Resort on Navarre Beach.
Sgt. Scott Haines, public information officer with Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office, confirmed that the child died from his injuries after Navarre Beach Fire Department, LifeFlight and the Sheriff’s Office all responded to a 911 call on Sept. 22.
According to the incident report, the victim’s aunt said that an unknown person pulled the child from the water and called 911, but that person was no longer on the scene. Officers reported that they spoke to several people at the pool but was unable to obtain any additional information.
NBFD Chief Mike Howard said that when firefighters responded to the scene, the child was unconscious and unresponsive.
“We got there, started CPR, and when we loaded him on the helicopter he did have a pulse,” Howard said.
The incident report from SRSO states that when deputies arrived on the scene, LifeFlight was on scene as well, preparing to transport the child to Sacred Heart.
“There was no indication of how long (the victim) was in the pool unresponsive,” the report stated.
The family, who were from out of town, was escorted to Sacred Heart Hospital by deputies, where the child later succumbed to his injuries.