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Deputies: Boy, 5, found dead at bottom of neighbor's swimming pool in Fort Pierce


FORT PIERCE, Florida — Authorities say a 5-year-old Fort Pierce boy drowned in a swimming pool in the back yard of a neighbor's house.

The St. Lucie County Sheriff's Office says Adam Elusma wandered away from a church playground next to his home and found his way to the pool Friday afternoon.

Someone called 911 when the boy was found unconscious at the bottom of the pool. A sheriff's deputy and a Fort Pierce police officer who are part of a summer task force pulled the boy from the water and began CPR. The child was in about three feet of water.

Paramedics attempted to revive the boy but he was declared dead at a hospital.

No further details were available. It is unclear who was watching the boy when he wandered away.

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