Angelina County Sheriff’s Office: 1-year-old child drowns in pond

Angelina County Sheriff’s Office: 1-year-old child drowns in pond
The Angelina County Sheriff's Office is reporting that a 1-year-old child drowned in a pond on Alco Church Rd. (Source: Raycom News Media)

A 1-year-old child drowned in a pond located off of Alco Church Road Saturday afternoon, according to the Angelina County Sheriff’ Office.

According to a press release, ACSO deputies responded to Alco Church Road at about 4:50 p.m. Saturday in reference to a 911 call about a drowning.

When the deputies arrived at the scene, they found family members performing CPR on an approximately 1-year-old child. The ACSO deputies and the family members continued CPR until Lufkin EMS arrived and took over the revival efforts.

Lufkin EMS transported the child to CHI St. Luke’s Memorial Hospital in Lufkin, where the child later died after hospital staff continued trying to save him or her.

“The sheriff’s office is investigating although, at this time, it appears this was a tragic accident,” the press release stated. “Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family and everyone involved.”