Infant found in Naples pool dies at hospital

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NAPLES, Fla. – An infant died at the hospital after nearly drowning in a pool at Southwest 25th Street Sunday around 7:00 p.m., authorities said.

Courage Woodall, 11-months, was taken to North Collier Hospital Northeast after EMS tried to perform CPR at the scene, the Greater Naples Fire Department said.

His mother told deputies her two older sons left the back sliding door open.

Authorities are unsure how long the baby was in the pool. Neighbors said they rushed to help.

12715316_10153894507843744_7519413907149823501_n“They just came over and needed help so we took off right away,” one man said. “Their whole family is incredible and they’ve been through so much. So I we’re just praying and hoping the best.”

Major crimes units responded to the incident, according to authorities.

Collier County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the infant’s death.

In a statement from the Woodall family, loved ones called Baby Courage a gift who touched many with his smile:

“Courage was our blessing and gift. We, along with our family and friends, are still in shock and devastated at such a tragic loss. Our beautiful Courage touched our life and the lives of everyone he met with his personality and smile. He has been taken from us far too early. He is with his sister Olivia in Heaven. He will be cherished and missed every moment of our lives. Please, we need your prayers. The Lord, the truth of his word, and your love and prayers will carry us.”

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