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Tarpon Springs boy drowns in family's above-ground pool

TARPON SPRINGS — An 18-month-old boy drowned in his family's above-ground pool Monday night, Tarpon Springs police said.

Brayden Lague was found floating in the pool by his father, Neil Lague, at the family's home at 1501 Oleander Way.

Police said Brayden was playing with his 5-year-old sister, Kaylee, in the living room and on the patio while Neil Lague was cooking.

Brayden's mother, Jillian, had gone to the bedroom to do some Avon paperwork around 6:15 p.m., the police report said.

Neil Lague, 32, came out of the kitchen and noticed that Brayden was missing. He called for him and checked with his wife in the bedroom before he walked out to the patio and saw him in the water.

He pulled Brayden out of the water and began CPR. Police were called to the home about 7:35 p.m. Lague told police that his son was "out of his sight for no more than a couple of minutes," the police report said.

Jillian Lague, 28, also performed CPR before the boy was taken to Helen Ellis Memorial Hospital. Hospital staffers could not revive him and he was pronounced dead about 10:45 p.m.

Police said the drowning appears accidental, but an investigation is continuing pending an autopsy.

Rita Farlow can be reached at or (727) 445-4157.

Tarpon Springs boy drowns in family's above-ground pool 05/27/09 [Last modified: Wednesday, May 27, 2009 7:07pm]
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