On Nov. 3 at 2 p.m., a 6-year-old boy was playing with friends near a lake on Drake Court in Waldorf. The boy and his friends walked out on to a concrete platform where the victim lost his balance and fell into the water. His friends ran to a nearby house and called for help. Charles County Sheriff’s officers, Fire and EMS personnel responded and began a search. A member of the Charles County Dive and Rescue Team located the child in the water several minutes later and life saving measures were initiated. The child was transported to University of Maryland Charles Regional Medical Center where he died two hours later. The child has been identified as Jayden Michael Williams, 6, of Waldorf. At this time, it appears this is an accidental drowning. Det. J. McKenzie is investigating.
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