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3-year-old drowns after kayak capsizes

Manatee County deputies said they rescued three people near Snead Island before they were able to find the toddler.

PALMETTO, Fla. — The 3-year-old boy who disappeared under the water after the kayak he was riding in capsized has been found dead.

Manatee County deputies said the child was found late Saturday near the docks where two kayaks overturned near Snead Island. Its riders were heading back to the dock.

Three people were rescued, but crews could not find the boy for some time.

Deputies said they believe the child drowned.

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission is continuing to investigate.

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