COLLIER COUNTY, Fla.- A 16-year-old is being hailed a hero after a dangerous day on the water. Two separate near drownings in North Naples have two children fighting for their lives, and two others in the hospital.
The first incident happened at 11:00 a.m. near the North Naples library, off Orange Blossom. The second occurred in the Gulf on the south end of Pelican Bay.
In the first instance, a 4-year-old girl was found in a retention pond off Airport Pulling and Orange Blossom. She is currently here in ICU.
The second incident involved a 7, 13, and 16-year-old. The 7-year-old got caught in a rip current. The 13-year-old tried to save the 7-year-old, when he was also caught in the current.
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