Another Toddler Dead In Rash Of Area Drownings

July 5, 2017
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A two-year-old child died at a hospital in Ponchatoula on Saturday, after being found unresponsive in a pool.

The first responders were called to where the child was found around 3:30 p.m. July 1.

Authorities were able to get the child’s heart beating again, but the toddler did not survive after being rushed to the hospital.

Police are investigating how the child got into the pool but have not revealed a specific location.

“This tragic incident is being handled with great care and detail. We ask for everyone to respect this family during this trying time,” Chief Bry Layrisson said in a statement.

In a sad Facebook post, a woman wrote she is the child’s grandmother and identified the child as Nash Bennett and posted he will be an organ donor.

“What a little hero he will be to other little ones in need,” Melba Bennett wrote. “He was a fighter and will forever be a hero!”

The toddler is the 4th to die by drowning in the area recently.

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