Sheriff says 2-year-old drowned in pond after wandering away from home

Published 11:10 pm Wednesday, July 29, 2020

A 2-year-old Mississippi child drowned Wednesday morning in a pond near the boy’s home, the local sheriff reported.

Jackson County Sheriff Mike Ezell said the child apparently wandered away from a residence in the Escatawpa community. The pond was on the same property as the residence.

The sheriff reported that when first responders arrived the boy was unresponsive.

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He was taken to Singing River Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

The sheriff’s office said the case is under investigation but do not suspect foul play.