Divers Find Body Of Toddler In Hillsborough River

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

Associated Press Release

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) -- Tampa police divers have recovered the body of a Tampa toddler who wandered away from his family during a youth football practice.

The body of 2-year-old Armani Pierce was found in the Hillsborough River early Wednesday.

Police say he wandered away just after 8:30 p.m. Tuesday while the family was at football practice at Temple Crest Park, which is next to the Hillsborough River.

Authorities began an intensive search that included helicopters, boats and a K-9 unit. Officers also went door-to-door in the neighborhood, checking in on sexual predators in the area. Temple Crest Park and began an immediate search for the little boy.

Grandmother Jackie Sanders told the Tampa Bay Times (http://bit.ly/1bukZjf ) Armani's 6-year-old brother plays on the Tampa Bay Ravens football team. His 4-year-old sister is a cheerleader.
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Information from: Tampa Bay Times (St. Petersburg, Fla.), http://www.tampabay.com.


Associated Press Release

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) -- A Tampa toddler is missing after wandering off from his family during a youth football practice in Tampa.

Tampa police say Armani Pierce's mother looked away for a moment just after 8:30 p.m. Tuesday and the boy ran off. Authorities arrived at Temple Crest Park and began an immediate search for the little boy. He was still missing early Wednesday.

Officers began a door-to-door search of the neighborhood, checking in on sexual predators living in the area. Police also used boats to search the nearby Hillsborough River and helicopters.

Grandmother Jackie Sanders told the Tampa Bay Times (http://bit.ly/1bukZjf ) Armani's 6-year-old brother plays on the Tampa Bay Ravens football team. His 4-year-old sister is a cheerleader.

Armani was a gray T-shirt, dark shorts and white Nike shoes.
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Information from: Tampa Bay Times (St. Petersburg, Fla.), http://www.tampabay.com.


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