Child rescued from lake has died

Child airlifted to Little Rock hospital

CHEROKEE VILLAGE, AR (KAIT) - A child who was found in a lake near Cherokee Village has died after being airlifted to a hospital.

According to Sharp County Sheriff's Department Detective Aaron Presser, the sheriff was notified of the passing of the 20-month-old child.

We have calls out to the Cherokee Village Police Department to find out more information.

The child was taken to a Little Rock hospital Sunday after searchers found the child in Lake Sequoyah.

Presser said Sharp County dispatch got a call around 9 a.m. from the Cherokee Village area about the child. Authorities believe the child wandered off from his family, who were outside, at a lake house.

Sharp County deputies, Cherokee Village police, firefighters, and volunteers then began searching the area for the toddler, Presser said. The child was later found unresponsive in the lake and officers began doing CPR.

Emergency crews were able to find a pulse for the child, who was first taken to a hospital in Highland before going to Little Rock.

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