Toddler found in canal in Southwest Miami-Dade dies


A toddler who was found Monday in a canal near his family’s home has died, Miami-Dade police said on Tuesday.

Police had first been dispatched to a call of a missing toddler at the Blue Waters complex in Southwest Miami. When police arrived, the family told authorities they had just found, Maxwell Amrah, 2, in a nearby canal at Southwest 109th Avenue and 242nd Street.

A Miami-Dade officer jumped into the water to rescue the child.

Once the child was pulled from the canal, the responding officer and another off-duty Florida Highway Patrol Major who lives in the in the complex began to perform CPR on the boy.

He was airlifted to Miami Children’s Hospital where he was listed in critical condition.

But, according to police, the boy died shortly after midnight.

Police said the death is believed to be accidental.

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