DUNEDIN - A 1-year-old Dunedin boy found floating in the family pool on June 11 by his grandfather has died.
According to a report from the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office, Matthew Mannix III, was found in the pool around 7:30 a.m. He was taken by ambulance to Mease Countryside Hospital where he was pronounced dead about 8:30 a.m.
Family members believe the boy was able to open an unlocked bathroom door which as direct access to the pool deck, a sheriff’s report said. The pool is enclosed by a screen, but there are no barriers around the edge of the pool.
Sheriff's deputies and Victim Advocates are working with the family.