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Deputies: 19-month-old child found in New Port Richey pond has died

NEW PORT RICHEY — The 19-month-old child that was found in a pond on Thursday afternoon has died, according to the Pasco County Sheriff’s Office.

The incident took place at about 12:31 p.m. Deputies and firefighters were called out to a home in the 4700 block of Crestknoll Drive.

An adult watching over the child reported that the child had wandered off and was found in a pond behind the home.

The child’s death was reported on Friday, but deputies did not say when the child was pronounced dead.

The drowning appears to be accidental. The child and their family was not identified by the Sheriff’s Office. No other details about the incident were released.

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