Children died after drowning in Lakefront Beach at FGCU
Two children died after drowning in a Florida Gulf Coast University lake on July 4. FGCU President Mike Martin confirmed the deaths in a message to the campus community. Children were found on FGCU’s lakefront beach.
“Yesterday we experienced a tragic incident on campus, two children drowned in Lake Como (North Lake Village). Our deepest sympathies go out to the family and we thank the first responders from several agencies for their heroic efforts,” Martin said.
Rescue crews were called to the area of 12151 FGCU Parkway just after 2 p.m. On Monday. Both children, aged under 10, were in critical condition after being pulled from the water, but the incident has since been treated as a death investigation.
LCSO detectives do not believe a crime has been committed. There is no much information is available at this time. “Yesterday we experienced the tragic death of two children on campus who drowned in Lake Como (North Lake Village). Our deepest sympathies go out to the family and we thank the first responders. Several agencies for their heroic efforts.” FGCU President Mike Martin issued a statement Tuesday about the incident
Deputies with the Sheriff’s Office responded to the large lake on the north edge of FGCU on Monday afternoon in reference to two people, a boy, and a girl, struggling in the water.