CHARLOTTE, NC (FOX 46) - A 1-year-old boy has tragically died in the hospital Wednesday after being found underwater in a stream in east Charlotte, according to Charlotte-Mecklenburg police.
Officers said at 5:14 p.m. Wednesday, May 3 they were called to the 1900 block of Terrybrook Lane to assist Medic.
Upon arrival, CPR was being conducted on the 1-year-old after the young child was discovered behind a home in a stream under the water.
"The Godmother who was watching said she went in the house to use the bathroom for a minute and they came out and was looking for the baby and the baby was found in the creek," a neighbor explained.
The boy was taken to CMC with life-threatening injuries before passing away at the hospital.
CMPD said the creek was in an overgrown area, but deep enough for the child to drown. Neighbors speculate that heavy rain over the last few weeks may have caused the creek to become deeper than normal.
"I played in the neighborhood and ran around with my friends and I never knew there was a creek back there," another neighbor said.
Crime Scene Detectives were on scene Wednesday evening but said it's too early to say if any charges could be filed in this case.