Child Drowns After Jumping In Memphis Lake

Posted at 4:11 PM, Jul 02, 2016

Officials have recovered the body of a 6-year-old boy who drowned in a Memphis lake while fishing with his family.

The boy has not been identified, but he was with his mother and two other adults at the lake Friday evening. Memphis Police said in a release that while walking along the lake, the child jumped in the water.

His body was found just after 10 p.m. Friday. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Memphis police responded to the area of Shelby Oaks and Raleigh LaGrange just before 8 p.m. to search for the child after reports that he fell in.