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4-YEAR-OLD BOY DROWNS IN APPARENT TRAGIC ACCIDENT IN OSTEEN
A 4-year-old boy found unresponsive in a pond on his family’s property in Osteen this weekend was pronounced dead earlier this week in what appears to have been a tragic accidental drowning.
Deputies responded around 11:25 a.m. Saturday to a CPR in progress call off Cowpen Road in Osteen. The 4-year-old child, Hunter Gentry, was unresponsive after his father found him in a pond on the property. His father immediately began CPR, which first responders took over on arrival. Hunter was transported to Arnold Palmer Hospital in Orlando; he was pronounced deceased on Monday.
There were no indications of suspicious circumstances at the scene. It appears that Hunter left a work garage where his father and siblings were, went to the pond a short distance away, and was only gone a few minutes before his family realized he was missing. The Sheriff’s Office sends its condolences to Hunter’s family and asks for respect for their privacy as they grieve.
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