Monday, March 8, 2010

Toddler Drowns in Windsor

A 17 month old boy drowned today in an apparent accident at his grandmother's home in Windsor, and an investigation is underway surrounding the circumstances of his death, according to Aiken County Coroner Tim Carlton.

According to witnesses, the child was outside in the yard with other children when he and a 7 year old went to get some food for some goats. The 7 year old returned, but the 17 month old went missing for about 15 minutes.

The grandmother along with other adults were also outside and began searching for the child. He was discovered in the gold fish pond, in about 16" of water. Aiken County EMS was summoned to the home and transported the child to Aiken Regional where the child was pronounced dead.

"The circumstances surrounding the child's death are being investigated however no foul play is suspected," Mr. Carlton said in a press release. "This appears to be a tragic accident and our prayers go out to this family."

Autopsy is scheduled for tomorrow in Newberry.

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