Toddler drowns in PSL backyard swimming pool

Posted by Rachel Leigh - email

PORT ST. LUCIE, FL(WFLX) - A family is distraught after losing their 14-month-old son in an accidental drowning in the backyard swimming pool Saturday afternoon.

The boy's mother said she is trying to stay strong and rely on the fact her son is in heaven.

Police said Xander Jordan Kussubagyo, who turned 1 in January, managed to open sliding glass doors and slip through a small hole in the security fence surrounding the pool. The family home is located at 932 SE Browning Avenue.

Both parents, a grandmother and two siblings were home at the time.

The toddler was discovered by his 13-year-old brother, Xavier, who dove into the pool to retrieve his brother.