Polk County police are currently searching for a 9-year-old boy who fell into a lake and disappeared on Saturday. Reports tell us the incident took place at Lake Annie which is south of Dundee. The Port St. Lucie boy, his two brothers and Father were all on a pontoon boat when this happened. The boy fell over the front and was hit by the propeller. His father jumped into the water while the other son called 911. Police say the 9-year-old boy was not wearing a life jacket which Florida law does not require. First responders arrived to the lake and immediately started the search. The Polk County Sheriffs Office has their Marine unit, underwater search and recovery Team, Aviation Unit and drones all searching. So far the boy has not been found.
Sheriff Grady Judd released a statement saying “It’s a tragedy, and an unimaginable nightmare for the family of the boy, We are using extensive resources to find him. We’re working in a large lake with depths up to about 16 feet, with poor visibility, but we’ve been out there 24 hours a day, and will continue to be there until we find him.”
Check WFLA.Com for updates.
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