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Child pulled from Putnam County lake dies at hospital

Deputies say boy had gone missing while swimming at Lake Ida

Child pulled from water at Ida Road Boat Ramp dies at hospital.
Child pulled from water at Ida Road Boat Ramp dies at hospital. (WJXT)

PUTNAM COUNTY, Fla. – The Putnam County Sheriff’s Office confirmed a child that was missing at Lake Ida was located and taken to the Putnam Community Medical Center, where he died.

The 4-year-old was last seen swimming with his family at the boat ramp in a the lake near Interlachen.

Cheif Deputy Col. Joseph Wells told News4Jax the boy died at the hospital and the case is being investigated as a drowning.

The Putnam County Sheriff's Office posted to Facebook that a missing child was found and taken to the hospital Saturday night.
The Putnam County Sheriff's Office posted to Facebook that a missing child was found and taken to the hospital Saturday night. (WJXT)

Multiple units and law enforcement responded to the area, but PCSO did not provide any further information as the investigation is currently underway.

Colonel Wells said it is to early to determine if negligence was a factor, but the Major Crimes Unit has taken over.