Toddler Drowns in Heckscher Park Pond

Suffolk County Police Homicide Squad detectives are investigating the death of a Huntington Station toddler who drowned Sunday morning in a pond at Heckscher Park.

A 911 caller reported to police that a child had fallen into a pond at the park, located at 2 Prime Ave., Huntington, at approximately 11:40 a.m. and, according to police, when officers arrived, the 2-year-old boy, who was at the park with his father, had been removed from the pond and a good Samaritan was administering CPR.

A Second Precinct officer transported the toddler and his father to Huntington Hospital in Huntington where the boy was pronounced dead.


The Suffolk County Police Homicide Squad Section is investigating the incident, although police say at this time, it appears to be accidental.

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