Area Toddler Drowns In Backyard Swimming Pool While Family Naps


%%NORTH LAUDERDALE, FL ( — While the greater Fort Lauderdale area is a little out of our normal coverage zone, the drowning of a three year old boy is the sort of story that hits home for anyone who has children and a pool.
Broward Sheriff’s detectives tell us that 3-year-old Metzden Cenord had apparently asked his mother — who was napping — if he could visit a grandparent in another room of the house in North Lauderdale. The mother said yes and apparently saw him walk towards that room.
She went back to sleep.
But, detectives say, the grandparent was also asleep which meant the child was unsupervised.
He went out a sliding glass door and ended up in the pool.
An uncle later found the boys shoes floating on the surface. He jumped in the pool and pulled the non-responsive child out. He was rushed to Coral Springs Medical Center where he was pronounced dead a short time later.
Editor’s Note: Whether a pool fence, a retractable screen, or even pool alarm, please make sure your children are safe and never left unsupervised near a swimming pool. 


Paul Saperstein


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