Monroe County Sheriff's Office detectives are investigating the death of a 4-year-old boy who reportedly drowned in a canal near a Sugarloaf Key home Monday evening.
Jadiyean Butler was pulled from the canal on Green Turtle Lane at 5:30 p.m., but could not be revived by responding paramedics or the child's mother, according to a Sheriff's Office press release.
The boy was last seen eating pistachios on the porch while his mother, Carletta Butler, 29, of Key West, was inside the home feeding her second child, a newborn baby, the release states.
She went to check on Jadiyean and he was no longer on the porch. Another adult, Adrian Poitier, 42, of Key West, helped her find the child in a canal, the release states. Both pulled him from the canal and performed CPR until paramedics arrived.
"At this point in time it appears what happened is a tragic accident, however detectives are looking into the incident," said Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Becky Herrin.