Autistic boy, 11, drowns in Stafford County pond

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An 11-year-old autistic boy drowned in a pond in Stafford County on Monday afternoon.

Stafford County Sheriff’s Office say the child was pulled from the water near Landmark Road and Snow Driver shortly before 5 p.m. Monday.

On arrival, a man was observed administering CPR to the child. Sheriff’s deputies also tried to resuscitate the boy, who was later pronounced dead at a local hospital.

The boy's name hasn't been released.

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