MARGATE, FLA. (WSVN) - A 2-year-old boy has died after, police said, he was pulled unresponsive from a pool in a Margate home.

Margate Police and Fire Rescue units responded to a distress call along the 100 block of Northwest 79th Avenue, where the victim was found in a backyard swimming pool.

Police officers administered CPR on the toddler upon arrival, until paramedics arrived and took over.

A doorbell camera captured first responders whisking the boy away.

Friends Jake and Daniel, two local boys, said they were outside playing and witnessed the police response.

“I saw the police, they pulled up and they rushed in the house, they grabbed the baby out. It was, like, lifeless,” said Jake.

A loved one was seen running from the home, likely headed to the hospital.

Rescue crews rushed the patient to Broward Health Coral Springs where he was pronounced deceased.

As of late Tuesday night, there is no word on how the baby ended up in the pool, how long he’d been there, or who was taking care of him.

Later in the day, another loved one was taken to the hospital. It isn’t clear why.

And, as friends who had planned to visit Tuesday evening anyway began to gather, what is clear is that this is a family in tremendous pain.

On Wednesday morning, neighbors shared their condolences and dropped of flowers to the family.

“It’s, it’s maddening,” said a neighbor. “It’s maddening for, you know, the fact that, what happened, you know. How could it happen?”

They boy was identified by his grandfather as Legend.

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Police said that no charges are being filed at this time, as they continue to investigate.

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