Deputies were dispatched to Green Turtle Lane to reports of a 4 year old boy, not breathing. According to adults on the scene, he was last seen sitting on a porch eating pistachios. His mother, 29 year old Carletta Butler of Key West, was inside, feeding her second child, a newborn baby.
When she went to check on the 4 year old –Jadiyean Butler - he was no longer sitting on the porch. She and another adult, 42 year old Adrian Poitier of Sugarloaf Key, went looking for him and found him in the canal, not responsive.
They pulled him from the canal and were performing cardio pulmonary resuscitation when deputies arrived and took over CPR.
Paramedics also responded and made attempts to resuscitate the child as well, with no success.
Detectives will be investigating the circumstances of the case.