Cherokee County toddler drowns in family pond

A toddler in Cherokee County is dead after drowning in a pond on their family’s property Thursday.
Published: Sep. 26, 2023 at 4:40 PM CDT
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CHEROKEE COUNTY, Texas (KLTV) - A toddler in Cherokee County is dead after drowning in a pond on their family’s property Thursday.

According to a Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office press release, deputies responded to a residence on CR 3705 in the Mt. Selman community on Thursday after a drowning report. Upon arrival, deputies reportedly found a 14-month-old child receiving CPR from a family member.

Deputies assisted with lifesaving measures until EMS arrived to take the child to UT Health in Jacksonville. The child was later taken to a children’s hospital, where he reportedly died on Monday.

According to the release, the child was found to have gone into a pond on the family’s property while unsupervised, and was found by family members a short time later.