A child younger than 5 years old wandered away from home Saturday and was found unresponsive in a neighbor’s pool, the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office said.
The incident was reported just after 2 p.m. on River Hills Court, which is off Atlantic Boulevard, just east of University Boulevard.
Paramedics were called and took the child to a local hospital, but life-saving measures were not successful, police said.
It appears the drowning was accidental, police said, but an investigation is ongoing.
Police did not release the child’s gender.