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Baby dies after being found unresponsive in pool

Posted August 29, 2014

— An 18-month-old child died after being found unresponsive in a swimming pool Friday in a subdivision off Camden Road, the Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office said.

Lakendrick Johnson was taken to Cape Fear Valley Medical Center, where resuscitation efforts were unsuccessful. According to authorities, the child wandered out of his grandmother's home and fell into the swimming pool.

Deputies said they responded to a 2:45 p.m. call about a disturbance in the 2800 block of Whisper Oaks Court in the Cander Woods subdivision. The investigation is ongoing.


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  • Killian Aug 29, 2014

    Oh this is awful. Our friends lost their son this way (although it was a lake behind their house). They live with the knowledge every day that a split second is all it takes.

    My heart breaks for the family.

  • wlbbjb Aug 29, 2014

    Prayers for the parents of this baby. Cannot imagine the pain they are in now.