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Anne Arundel County Press Conference on the Drowning of a 4-Year-Old Boy

Updated: Thursday, May 15 2014, 02:17 PM EDT

A four-year-old boy has drowned when he wandered away from a birthday party and ended up in nearby Marley Creek in Anne Arundel County.

Police have identified the child as Jaden Dixon of Glen Burnie.

According to police, officers were called at 5:41 p.m. for a drowning in the 100 block of Marley Creek Drive in Glen Burnie.

When they arrived, they found adults administering CPR for the child who was not breathing. 

Dixon was taken to the Baltimore Washington Medical Center for treatment but was pronounced deceased soon after.

Police say Jaden was attending a birthday party with a relative held in the front yard of a home.

At some point, he was able to get into the back yard which was secured by gates.

Police believe he then was able to make his way to a small pier by Marley Creek. 

Adults noticed him missing after a few minutes and then noticed him floating in the creek.

Guests rushed to the pier to jump in and rescue the child.

Witnesses and family members were helped by the Anne Arundel County Crisis Response Team.

The Criminal Investigation Division is still investigating the incident. It is believed to be a "tragic accident."

Anne Arundel County Press Conference on the Drowning of a 4-Year-Old Boy


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