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    Release Number: 15-305

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Information Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • June 15, 2015
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    Child Drowning

    He was found in a small pond.
    • Friday
    • June 12, 2015
    • Time: 12:00 AM
    • 5701 Pless Road
    • Plant City

    Victim:

    Nathan McGee
    DOB: 03/19/2011
    525 Zinfandel Court
    Ocoee, FL

    Details:

    This following release of information is preliminary details known at the time of this release and is subject to change as the investigation continues;

    During the early evening hours of June 12, 2015, the victim, Nathan McGee was with his parents attending a wedding/reception party at Kathleen's Garden and Grandpa's Event Barn located at 5701 Pless Road in Plant City.

    At approximately 6:50 pm, McGee was on the dance floor when he walked away without his parent's knowledge. A couple minutes later, the parents noticed their son missing and began searching for him. At 7:05 pm, the father spotted his son in a small pond on the property and pulled him out of the water.

    An off-duty Pasco County fireman who was attending the wedding began CPR on the unconscious boy and 911 was called. Paramedics with Hillsborough County Fire Rescue arrived and took over life saving efforts while rushing McGee to Florida Hospital. McGee died a short time later at the hospital.



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