5-year-old boy dies after being found in backyard pool in South Miami-Dade

A 5-year-old boy died Thursday night at the hospital, where Miami-Dade rushed him after responding to a call of a drowning in a backyard pool, police said.

Police and firefighters arrived at the home, located in the 14800 block of SW 168th Terrace around 7:40 p.m. and rushed the boy by helicopter ambulance to HCA Florida Kendall Hospital in critical condition, said Detective Angel Rodriguez, a Miami-Dade police spokesman.

Once at the hospital, doctors pronounced the child dead, Rodriguez said.

The incident is under investigation by Miami-Dade Homicide detectives, according to Rodriguez.

This story will be updated as more information becomes available.