Florida Toddler Dies in Apparent Drowning

Police in Hollywood, Florida are investigating the apparent child drowning of a toddler last month. The child, reported as two-year-old Valentino Llenderrozo, was found in a pool in Hollywood shortly before 5:30 p.m. on a Tuesday afternoon.

Reports say Valentino's mother left him unattended in a rear room of their home while she worked outside. The mother, Mariana Parmisciano, 33, walked from the front to the back yard and found her son face down in the pool, reports say.

Reportedly, Parmisciano pulled the boy from the pool, ran to a neighbor's house, called 911 from there, and began CPR until authorities arrived a few minutes later. Although Valentino was taken to Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital in critical condition, he died early the next morning.

Police spokesmen reportedly said that Parmsciano's pool does not have a child safety fence around it, but that Hollywood building code shows the property to be in compliance. Reportedly, only pools installed after 2001 require a fence, where pools installed prior to that year simply call for the yard containing the pool to be fenced.

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