Make us your home page
Instagram

Today’s top headlines delivered to you daily.

(View our Privacy Policy)

Brooksville toddler slips away from party, drowns in nearby pool

SPRING HILL — A 2-year-old Brooksville girl attending a birthday party wandered into a neighbor's pool and drowned Saturday afternoon, according to officials.

The Hernando County Sheriff's Office said Shailyn Marie Shaw was one of about 12 children attending the party at 8180 Pagoda Drive. The children were playing on an inflatable ride in the back yard as adults watched and barbecued.

Shailyn managed to slip away from the party undetected and cross over into the pool area of a neighbor's yard, according to the report.

When the adults realized Shailyn was missing, they checked with neighbor Larry Jerominski of 8184 Pagoda Drive. The Sheriff's Office said Jerominski looked outside on his lanai and saw Shailyn at the bottom of the pool.

Jerominski pulled the toddler from the pool and his wife and daughter began attempting cardiopulmonary resuscitation, according to the report. Sheriff's deputies and Spring Hill Fire Rescue were called at 3:32 p.m. and the girl was taken to Oak Hill Hospital.

Shailyn was later flown to All Children's Hospital in St. Petersburg, where she was pronounced dead at 7:13 p.m.

Officials say preliminary information points toward an accidental drowning, but the investigation continues.

On Sunday, there was no answer at the door of the girl's home at the Candlelight Apartments in Brooksville. Shailyn's mother, Carissa Carlton, 22, could not be reached for comment. Nor could Jerominski or the owners of the home where the birthday party was held.

This is at least the second drowning in Hernando in the past couple of months. A 2-year-old girl drowned May 26 after sneaking outside while her mother was asleep and falling into her family's pool in eastern Hernando County. That case was ruled to be accidental.

Joel Anderson can be reached at joelanderson@sptimes.com or (352) 754-6120.

Brooksville toddler slips away from party, drowns in nearby pool 08/02/09 [Last modified: Sunday, August 2, 2009 5:47pm]
Photo reprints | Article reprints

© 2017 Tampa Bay Times

    

Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours

Loading...
  1. Chasing 125: Bucs hope to hit rushing goal more often

    Bucs

    Ever so often, Bucs coach Dirk Koetter pulls back the curtain a bit and shares some of the stats that matter to him most as a coach.

    Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Dirk Koetter walks the field during the second day of mandatory minicamp at One Buccaneer Place in Tampa, Fla., on Wednesday, June 14, 2017.
  2. Two Boca Ciega students arrested on charges they brought gun to high school football game

    Crime

    PINELLAS PARK — Two Boca Ciega High School students were arrested for having a loaded semi-automatic handgun with them at a Friday night football game at Pinellas Park High School.

    Two Boca Ciega High School students were arrested for bringing a weapon on school property on Friday night at a high school football game at Pinellas Park High School.
  3. Bucs-Jaguars was NFL's lowest-rated ESPN game since 2005

    Bucs

    It is just the preseason, and it is the Jaguars, but Thursday night's Bucs-Jags preseason game earned a 1.6 rating on ESPN, which is the lowest-rated preseason game (excluding NFL Network) in 12 years, according to Sports Media Watch.

    Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston, left, talks with coach Dirk Koetter during the first half of an NFL preseason football game against the Jacksonville Jaguars, Thursday, Aug. 17, 2017, in Jacksonville, Fla. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)
  4. Crash at U.S. 19 in Pinellas Park kills one, shuts down traffic

    Accidents

    PINELLAS PARK — A man is dead after a crash between two cars at the intersection of U.S. Highway 19 and 70th Avenue N just after 7 a.m. Saturday.

    Pinellas Park police are investigating the death of a man during a crash on U.S. 19 early Saturday. (Pinellas Park police)
  5. Tropics watch: The latest on Harvey and what systems could hit Florida

    Weather

    While Eastern and Central America monitor the progress of Tropical Storm Harvey, two tropical disturbances are moving through the Atlantic.