Sheriff: Boy drowns in Pond Near Queen Anne's County Home
CRUMPTON, Md. (AP/WBOC) - Authorities in Queen Anne's County say a 2-year-old boy has drowned in pond near his home.
The county sheriff's office says the boy, Eric Hardy, was found Monday night in a pond about 50 to 100 feet from his home in Crumpton.
The sheriff's office says the boy's father was cleaning up after dinner while the boy's mother went to a nearby store, but when the father checked on the children, Eric was gone. The father then called the mother to see if the child was with her. When he learned that the child was not with her, he and neighbors began to search area and the mother immediately returned, according to police.
The sheriff's office says the father spotted Eric in the pond and jumped in. Neighbors began CPR and the boy was rushed to Chester River Medical Center where efforts to revive the child continued for several hours before being pronounced dead.