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Jacksonville firefighter’s 6-year-old drowns in apartment complex pond

Prior photo of Arthur Gray and family

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The Jacksonville Fire and Rescue Department is supporting one of its own after a fireman’s 6-year-old child drowned in a retention pond in an apartment complex off Hodges Boulevard on Friday night.

As Engineer Arthur Gray and his family mourn the death of their youngest child, JFRD has created a fund to help the family with funeral expenses.

Sgt. Mike Silcox with the Sheriff’s Office said police responded to a call shortly after 4 p.m. The child was transported to a hospital and later died.

Police said the child was being monitored, however, they did not say who was monitoring the child.

Wilcox said the Department of Children and Families was contacted. Members of JFRD will be by the side of the Gray family during this tragic time.


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