5-year-old drowns in Lake Jacksonville

CHEROKEE COUNTY, TX (KLTV) - CHEROKEE COUNTY, TX (KLTV) - Tragedy happened in the celebration of Memorial Day after a young boy became separated from his family and drowned.

Authorities say it happened around 6:30 Monday evening at a Lake Jacksonville swimming area.

Police began searching when the five year old boy's grandmother reported him missing.

The body was found by a swimmer nearby.

An off duty nurse performed CPR. EMS took the child to ETMC Jacksonville where he was pronounced dead.

The drowning remains under investigation.

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