Toddler dies after canoe capsized on Mission Bay

SAN DIEGO (CNS) – A 5-year-old boy fatally injured when he and his father overturned in a canoe on Mission Bay was identified today.

Keona Ferreira of Escondido was with his father when the accident occurred shortly after 7 p.m. Saturday, according the county Medical Examiner's Office.

The canoe went down with Keona in it, and it took his father several minutes to find him underwater, police said. After the child was pulled to shore, a woman who happened to be in the area tried in vain to resuscitate him.

The boy was taken to Rady Children's Hospital, where he was declared dead Monday afternoon. An autopsy is pending.

A trust fund has been created for the family through Wells Fargo, please make donations to account # 871-065-8462.

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