Many years ago, Ginger Taylor started a Blogger blog called "Lives Lost To Autism." I was an admin with posting privileges. We posted news story after news story of drownings and other terrible, untimely, far too early deaths among those with autism. Mostly children. Autism has lost its blue sheen, replaced by gender issues, and of course Covid. But never, ever forget, AUTISM was causing breathing related deaths long before COVID showed up. National Autism Association has done more than any other organization to boost awareness of wandering. Such a simple word. "Wander." In autism, we know it by many names: bolting, elopement, abandonment, forgotten, distraction, and of course, a preternatural attraction to water.
God rest this beautiful boy's soul. And our condolences to his family. Most of know that it is indeed impossible to be on perfect alert 24 hours a day 7 days a week. Mohamad Nour. Inna lillahi wa inna ilayhi raji'un.
JSO: 5-year-old boy with autism found dead in Jacksonville pond after being reported missing
April 25, 2021 at 1:03 pm EDT
By Aurielle Eady, Action News Jax
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — A young boy with autism was found dead in a pond Sunday morning just hours after he was reported missing, the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office said.
The parents of Mohamad Nour, 5, called police just before 9 a.m. after they noticed he was gone.
Prior to him being reported missing, JSO said he was last seen at 6 a.m. by his family.
According to JSO, it is believed the boy unlatched the lock of the front door of his home and left.