4 year old Donicio Noe Mendez of White Oak drowned at White Lake shortly after noon Monday.Share:
The child was with his mother and siblings at the lake.
Sgt Mike Salmon said his office responded to a call for an unresponsive child about 12:30 p.m.
The child was found face down in the water near 2 siblings, and was taken to the shore where CPR began on a pier near Camp Clearwater.
His mother reported she saw him a few minutes before she heard screams and saw the child being pulled from the weather . The mother was with 2 more children on the shore.
EMS transported the child to Bladen County Hospital where he was pronounced dead about 2:30 p.m.
According to Sgt. Salmon, White Lake Police have been in contact with DA Jon David’s office and no charges are expected, however the investigation continues.
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