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UPDATE: Identity released of 8-year-old child that drowned in Jones Lake

NC State Park officials confirm that an 8-year-old boy drowned while swimming in Jones Lake, located near Elizabethtown in Bladen County. NC State Park officials confirm that an 8-year-old boy drowned while swimming in Jones Lake, located near Elizabethtown in Bladen County.
BLADEN COUNTY, NC (WECT) -

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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