Sheriff's Office identifies 4-year-old drowning victim

Child pulled from a pond in West Palm Beach. (WPEC)

The Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office identified 4-year-old Wedson Paul as the child who drowned in a lake at an apartment complex on Tuesday.

The child died at the hospital after his body was recovered from the water, the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office said.

Authorities responded to a call early Tuesday morning about a child who vanished by a lake on Quail Lake Drive. Rescue divers found the child's body and he was quickly taken to a local hospital, they said.

Palm Beach County is offering free swimming lessons in an effort to prevent drownings.

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