4-year-old girl pulled from retention pond dies at hospital

Neighbor, who is nurse, says she gave child CPR

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – A 4-year-old girl who was pulled from a retention pond in the Dunns Crossing subdivision has died, according to the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office.

The young girl was pulled from the pond Tuesday evening near the intersection of Johnson Creek Circle and Robert Masters Boulevard. She was rushed to a hospital for treatment, but later died from her injuries, police said.

Brenna Craig, a neighbor, said she heard someone yelling.

"It was in intervals. We heard 'Help' then it stopped suddenly," Craig said.

Jannette Akins-Jones, a neighbor, said the child's grandmother was looking for the young girl and found her unresponsive. Akins-Jones, who is a nurse, said she gave the child CPR.

"You're doing everything you can to try to revive her and there's no life," Akins-Jones said. "It's hurting. It's hurting to the heart."

Detectives are reviewing video from nearby surveillance cameras.


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