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4-year-old boy from Ocoee drowns at Hillsborough County wedding reception

PLANT CITY -- A 4-year-old boy from Ocoee in Orange County drowned at a wedding reception Friday evening in Hillsborough County.

Investigators said 4-year-old Nathan McGee was with his parents at the reception at Kathleen's Garden and Grandpa's Event Barn on Pless Road near Plant City.

According to the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office, Nathan walked away from the dance floor, but his parents didn't notice he was missing until a few minutes later.

The boy's father spotted his son about 15 minutes later in a small pond on the property and pulled him out of the water.

Deputies said an offduty Pasco County firefighter attending the wedding began CPR before Hillsborough County paramedics arrived and rushed Nathan to Florida Hospital, where the boy was declared dead a short time later.

Hillsborough County detectives and child protective agents are investigating the incident, a spokesman for the sheriff's office said.