Jackson County Sheriff: Accidental drowning ruled in death of 2-year-old

Published 2:48 pm Thursday, July 5, 2018

VANCLEAVE, Miss. (AP) — A 2-year-old boy has drowned in a pond on his grandparents’ property in Mississippi.

News outlets report that Bryant Chapman had been swimming with his family Wednesday in Vancleave.

Jackson County Sheriff Mike Ezell says a few minutes after people went inside to eat lunch, they could not find the child.

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His father found Bryant unresponsive in the pond, and the grandmother began CPR.

Bryant was taken to a local hospital, then flown to a hospital in Mobile, Alabama.

The sheriff says the child’s death has been ruled an accidental drowning.