West Point toddler drowns in Tombigbee River

al-1979-2COLUMBUS, Mississippi (AP) — Lowndes County Coroner Greg Merchant says a 3-year-old boy drowned in the Tombigbee River.

The accident happened just before 3 p.m. Sunday.

Merchant identified the victim as Landon Henson, of West Point.

Merchant tells WTVA TV the three-year-old got into the water without the family noticing.

Merchant says the toddler was then taken to Baptist Memorial Hospital in Columbus where he was pronounced dead.

Merchant said the investigation is ongoing but it appears to be a tragic accident.