Hillsborough County
David Gee, Sheriff
Tampa, FL
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    Release Number: 13-039

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Information Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • January 23, 2013
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    • Public Information Office : piooffice@hcso.tampa.fl.us
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    Death Investigation

    The Medical Examiner's Office will determine the cause of death.
    • Wednesday
    • January 23, 2013
    • Time: 11:00 AM
    • Cypress Creek Elementary School
    • 4040 19th Avenue
    • Ruskin, Florida


    • Male 5 years


    On January 23, 2013, at approximately 11:00 a.m., a 5 year male was in the school lunch room of Cypress Creek Elementary School located at 4040 19th Avenue in Ruskin when he began complaining of being sick.

    A school employee working in the lunch room walked the child to the nurse’s office. Several minutes after arriving at the clinic the child collapsed. School officials immediately dialed 911.

    Hillsborough County Fire Rescue personnel responded and transported the child to South Bay Hospital in Sun City where he died a short time after he arrived.

    As of now, preliminary information is that there are no signs of foul play and the child's death may be a result of medical issues. The Hillsborough County Medical Examiner’s Office will conduct an autopsy to determine the official cause of death.

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