NC State Park officials confirm 8-year-old Moses Morgan of Elizabethtown drowned while swimming in Jones Lake, located near Elizabethtown in Bladen County.
According to authorities, a visitor alerted park rangers that the young boy went missing in the swimming area around 3:30 p.m. on Sunday.
Officials said they found the child at about 3:40 p.m. in the water at the swimming area.
First responders attempted CPR, but Morgan was later pronounced dead at Bladen County Hospital.
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