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18-month old found in Grimes County pond passes away

The child passed away a day after he was found by his father, said Sheriff Don Sowell.
The child passed away a day after he was found by his father, said Sheriff Don Sowell.
The child passed away a day after he was found by his father, said Sheriff Don Sowell.
Published: Dec. 16, 2021 at 10:03 AM CST
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NAVASOTA, Texas (KBTX) - An 18-month-old child found in a Grimes County pond Wednesday has passed away, Sheriff Don Sowell confirms.

The child’s father called 911 around 4:15 p.m. saying his son wandered out of the house was found in a pond near the home in the area of County Road 302 and Lakeshore Drive.

The sheriff’s office said the father jumped into the pond immediately and started administering CPR before first responders arrived.

The child was taken by medical helicopter to Texas Children’s Hospital in The Woodlands but passed away Thursday afternoon.

The father and another family member were home when the accident happened, said Sheriff Sowell, who says they had only turned their attention away from the boy for a few moments before realizing he had gotten out of the house.

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