Jayden Williams drowns in Waldorf lake

The boy drowned in this lake in Charles County on Sunday afternoon. Photo: Brad Bell

(WJLA) - A young boy died Sunday afternoon after falling into and drowning in a Charles County lake, officials say.

Jayden Williams, 6, was playing with a group of children near a lake on Drake Court in Waldorf on Sunday afternoon, Charles County Sheriff officials say, when he tripped and fell in.

When Jayden did not surface, other children ran to get help. When first responders arrived, they removed the boy from the lake and took him to a nearby hospital.

He was pronounced dead about two hours later.

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