Death investigation underway after 2 kids are pulled from FGCU’s Lakefront Beach

Writer: Paul Dolan
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Rescuers attempted to save two children found in an FGCU lake on Monday. Pictures are two divers searching the water.(CREDIT: SAN CARLOS PARK FIRE DISTRICT)

One boy and girl under the age of 10 were rescued from the FGCU Lakefront Beach Monday afternoon.

Initially, the San Carlos Fire Department said that both kids were in critical condition. Since then, the Lee County Sheriff’s Office deemed this to be a death investigation. LCSO has not specified which child died.

LCSO detectives do not believe that a crime was committed.

A large law enforcement presence was on the scene at 12151 FGCU Pkwy.

Lee County EMS, the IMFD Dive Team, the FGCU Police Department and LCSO were also at the scene.

“Like I heard a scream or a yell or a whistle and then out of nowhere a bunch of police officers sprinted in the water. They pulled out a body and then immediately a gurney and started doing CPR,” FGCU student Ethan Hackenburg said.

“I just hope everybody can make it,” Hackenburg said. “And sending prayers to friends and family of course. Very impressive to see that today and then to find the body was incredible so.”

This is a developing situation and WINK News will update you with details as they become available. 

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