“I don’t think they did anything wrong. I just think through the course of life, situations will happen and this just turned out to be a tragic situation,” Sabol said.

“It seems like they were excellent parents and they did everything they could for her.”

Residents, the FBI, Florida Department of Law Enforcement, and Martin County Sheriff’s Office took part in the massive search. Despite the tragic outcome, Remy thanked authorities and volunteers for their work.

“I want to say thanks to everybody for their outpouring of support. It was overwhelming,” the heartbroken dad said.

“I couldn’t ask for anything more. I believe they did everything.”

Reporters caught a family friend comforting Remy as he broke down mere feet from where his young daughter drowned.

He said,  “I love you, I love you, I love you, Chelsea.”

[Featured Image: Chelsea Noel/Port St. Lucie Police Department]