Boy brought back to life in drowning, dies later at Shreveport hospital

Monday, September 24, 2012 - 3:08pm

A six-year-old died in a Shreveport hospital Monday after nearly drowning in an East Texas lake over the weekend.

At 3:30 p.m. Sunday, Marion County Game Warden Charles Furlow, who was off duty, overheard radio traffic of a child missing at Lake O' The Pines.

Furlow, who is a member of the Texas Park and Wildlife Dive Team, grabbed his gear and made it to the scene in about eight minutes. In less than two minutes, he was able to find the six-year-old in 8-10 feet of water.

At this point, the child had been in the water for approximately 20 minutes. CPR was conducted on shore for around 25 minutes before he registered a pulse. The boy was taken to a Longview hospital and then flown to a Shreveport hospital, where died on Monday.

Family members say the child did know how to swim, but went under about 30 feet from shore.

Officials believe he is from the Jefferson area.

The name of victim has not been released.


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