Child Dies in Stormwater Pond

A toddler drowned in a south Loudoun stormwater retention pond Thursday afternoon.

The 3-year-old walked away undetected from the family’s home in the East Gate neighborhood near South Riding. Searching the area, family members found the child in a pond near Potomac Twain Terrace after 2 p.m.

Efforts to perform CPR were unsuccessful. The child was transported to a hospital and was pronounced dead.

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  • 2017-04-07 at 1:57 pm
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    This is a terrible tragedy. My heart goes out to the parents.

    These stormwater ponds are a public health hazard. Every year we read about a kid that drowns in one.

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