Authorities identify boy who drowned in lake

November 4, 2013

The Charles County Sheriff’s Office has identified the 6-year-old boy who drowned in Waldorf, Md. on Saturday as Jayden Michael Williams.

Williams is reported to have fallen off a concrete platform at 2 p.m. into a lake on Drake Court while playing with a friend. The friend called for help at a nearby house, police reported.

Charles County Sheriff’s officers, fire and emergency medical services responded to the call, police reported. The Charles County Dive and Rescue Team pulled Williams from the water several minutes later and began life saving measures, police reported.

Williams was transported to the University of Maryland Charles Regional Medical Center and died two hours later, authorities said.

The drowning appears to be accidental at this time, authorities said.

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