CLEARWATER, Fla. -

Authorities say a 3-year-old boy drowned in a lake near the apartment complex near Clearwater where he lived with his family.


Pinellas County Sheriff's deputies responded to the drowning call Tuesday evening.
Deputies say the family noticed Ayush Anantharaman wasn't in the apartment and searched for about 15 minutes before finding him floating in a lake behind the apartment complex.


The child was pulled from the water and fire rescue crews tried to revive him. He was taken to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 7:17 p.m.


The sheriff's Crimes Against Children Unit is investigating, thought authorities believe the drowning was an accident.