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.


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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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