Missing 4-year-old Deltona boy found floating in nearby pool tonight; rushed to hospital

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DELTONA -- A 4-year-old boy reported missing just after 4:30 tonight and found by deputies floating in a pool a few minutes later was rushed to Florida Hospital Fish Memorial in Orange City, a Volusia County Sheriff's spokesman said.

"The child didn't live there," Davidson said.

The preschooler was found in a backyard pool at 600 E. Normandy just before 5 p.m. after a deputy was alerted by a family member about 15 minutes earlier on East Normandy, near Hartley Lane.

Editor's Note: VolusiaNews.net will provide updates as new information is released by the Sheriff's Office

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