DORCHESTER COUNTY, S.C. (WCSC) - Officials with the Dorchester County Sheriff’s Office say a missing 3-year-old child’s body was found in a family swimming pool Tuesday night.
The investigation began at 4:45 p.m. when deputies responded to Kette Creek Road off Highway 78 for a missing juvenile.
A report states that the 3-year-old was reported to have been missing 15 to 20 minutes when the 911 call was made.
Sheriff’s deputies were then joined in the search by Dorchester County Fire Rescue, Dorchester County EMS, Charleston County Sheriff’s Office K-9 and Air 1, South Carolina DNR, and an FBI task force.
Lt. Rick Carson said at 9:47 p.m. the child was located deceased in the family swimming pool.
“This is an active investigation by the Dorchester County Sheriff’s Office and the Dorchester County Coroner’s Office,” the sheriff’s office said.
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