Missing 3-year-old boy found in pond, but dies at hospital

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ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (WFLA) – A missing 3-year-old boy was found by an officer in a pond a block away from his home and was pronounced dead in the hospital shortly after.

The St. Petersburg Police Department responded to a home at Lakewood Estates around 11:30 a.m. Sunday for the missing boy.

An officer found Malik Brown in a pond on Alcazar Way South around 11:40 a.m., about a block and a half away from his home.

The boy was transported to a nearby hospital but was later pronounced dead.

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