Va. Boy Drowns in Retention Pond

April 25, 2012

Stafford County authorities say an 11-year-old boy with autism has drowned in a retention pond.

The sheriff's office tells media outlets that the boy left his home in the Somerset Landing subdivision off U.S. 1 unnoticed. His mother found him in the pond in the neighborhood.

A man walking his dog saw the mother and helped her get the boy out of the pond. The boy was pronounced dead at a local hospital.

The incident occurred Monday. The boy's name hasn't been released.

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