PIERRE PART, LA (NBC33) – — The family of a 2-year-old mourn today, after discovering the child’s body in a pond located behind their home in Pierre Part.
Acadian Ambulance rushed to “The Oaks at Belle River” subdivision early this morning, and the child was transported by Air Med to Teche Regional Medical Center. The infant was pronounced dead just before noon.
The child’s body has been sent to the Orleans Parish Coroner’s Office for autopsy in order to determine the exact cause of death. The Assumption Parish Sheriff’s Office says that so far, it appears that the child walked through the back door of the home, opened the gate of the fenced area where the pond was located, and then accidentally drowned.
Foul play is not expected in this case.