Toddler nearly drowns in Clearwater fish farm

- Police said a toddler nearly drowned in Clearwater on Saturday.

The incident happened in the backyard of a home on Highland Acre Drive around 6 p.m.

According to investigators, 56-year-old Alexander Petroski found his 1-year-old son in a 55-gallon water drum that was part of Petroski's fish farm.

Police said Petroski was doing work in the backyard when his son wandered off.

The victim was taken to Mease Countryside Hospital with life-threatening injuries. Investigators said the incident is believed to be accidental.

Up Next:


Up Next

  • Toddler nearly drowns in Clearwater fish farm
  • One dead following Palmetto officer-involved shooting
  • Fire investigation underway at Gibsonton mobile home
  • Massive supply drive underway to support Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria
  • Missing "Lamby" toy found at Chick-fil-A
  • Man hospitalized after Clearwater shooting
  • Dade City man arrested for scalding 2-year-old
  • Deputies: Shoplifting suspect bites, escapes from store
  • Highlands County deputies search for stabbing suspect
  • Polk County responds after uncollected trash complaints