Young boy drowns in pond

July 13, 2007

WILKES CTY, Ga.---A five-year-old boy is dead after drowning in a pond near Washington, Georgia. EMS there tells News 12 it happened around 9 o'clock last night. The child slipped away from his family with two other young children.

The pond is located on private property off the Lincolnton highway.

The sheriff's office says all three kids were in the water when the adults found them, and a five-year-old and eight-year-old were rescued.

The child who died has been identified as Joshua Campilli of Washington. His body will go to the crime lab for an autopsy.

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