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Toddler's Drowning Could Lead to Changes at Tampa City Parks

Toddler's Drowning Could Lead to Changes at Tampa City Parks

TAMPA, Fla. (970 WFLA/AP)- A toddler's drowning in the Hillsborough river is leading Tampa city council members to explore the idea of installing fences at Tampa parks with lakes, beaches or access to the river as a safety measure.
 
Thursday's discussion was prompted by the death of 2-year-old Armani Pierce, who vanished the evening of Aug. 13 after his family went to a youth football practice a city park. Four law enforcement agencies and many volunteers swept the area, finding the boy's body the following morning in 6 feet of water near the shore of the river.
 
Of the city's 151 parks, 69 have some sort of water feature, which altogether add up to 38.5 miles of shoreline.

 

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