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Child dies in second pool incident Sunday

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Crime tape is stretched across stairs leading to the pool at the Preserve at Alafia Apartments Crime tape is stretched across stairs leading to the pool at the Preserve at Alafia Apartments

Investigators in Hillsborough and Hernando counties are gathering information about two separate reported drowning incidents Sunday.

A 5-year-old boy died at a local hospital after he was pulled from a pool on Azalea Bloom Way in Riverview Sunday evening.

A 3-year-old, who was rescued from a backyard pool in Brooksville Sunday afternoon, was at All Children's Hospital in St. Petersburg Sunday night. The condition of the child is unknown.

The two incidents Sunday are the latest in a series of drownings involving children in the Tampa Bay area since Friday. Two Lakeland toddlers have pass away after they fell into a family pool Friday.

On Sunday, Hernando County sheriff's deputies received a call about a possible drowning at 7621 Gordon Loop shortly before 4 p.m., Hernando County sheriff's spokeswoman Denise Moloney said in a news release.

A 3-year-old child was found at the bottom of the pool.

The child was pulled from the water and cardiopulmonary resuscitation was performed until paramedics arrived.

The child, whose name has not been released, was taken by ambulance to Bayfront Health Brooksville then flown to All Children's Hospital in St. Petersburg.

Hours later, Hillsborough County sheriff's deputies and paramedics responded to a reported a call at 9906 Azalea Bloom Way in Riverview.

The second child, 5-year-old Torrey Davis, who was at the Preserve at Alafia Apartments community pool with his mom, relatives and friends, was found at the bottom of the pool, Hillsborough County sheriff's spokeswoman Cristal Bermudez Nunez said.

The mother told deputies she left the boy without supervision for about two minutes to go check on some food when she heard people yelling about a child in the pool, Bermudez Nunez said.

Torrey was removed from the pool by a relative. Family members and friends performed CPR until paramedics arrived.

“I saw people screaming, and I ran towards the pool," Joseph Gunned said. "I was there just before the sheriff (deputies) got there, and I saw just a bunch of people gathered around the young boy.

“It’s not good when a child dies this young. It’s not good at all.”

Torrey was taken to Brandon Regional Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 8:06 p.m., Bermudez Nunez said.

Deputies were investigating at the scene Sunday night, but said the drowning appeared to be an accident.

Stay with for updates.

Copyright 2014 WFLA. All rights reserved. Reporter Candace McCowan contributed to this report.
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