Investigation underway after child taken to hospital in respiratory distress in Bladen County

Bladen County Sheriff's Office.
Bladen County Sheriff's Office.
Published: Sep. 23, 2023 at 6:54 PM EDT

BLADEN COUNTY, N.C. (WECT) - Bladen County Department of Social Services contacted the Bladen County Sheriff’s Office on Thursday after a child was taken to Cape Fear Valley Hospital in Elizabethtown due to respiratory distress.

BCSO along with the Bladen County District Attorney’s Office and State Medical Examiner’s Office are investigating this incident.

“Due to the sensitivity of this specific case Bladen County Sheriff’s Office will make every effort to thoroughly investigate this incident. This is an open investigation, and no additional information will be released,” a news release from BCSO states.