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4-Year-Old Drowns at Birthday Party

Anne Arundel County Police are calling Saturday's drowning death of a toddler a tragic accident. He slipped away from a birthday party and was found floating in Marley Creek.

Anne Arundel County Police are calling the drowning death of a toddler a tragic accident. File|Patch
Anne Arundel County Police are calling the drowning death of a toddler a tragic accident. File|Patch

A 4-year-old boy who slipped away from a Saturday birthday party was found floating in nearby Marley Creek and pronounced dead at an area hospital.

According to Anne Arundel County Police, paramedics were called about 5:41 p.m. to a report of a drowning in the 1100 block of Marley Creek Drive in Glen Burnie.

Adults were administering CPR when officers arrived. Paramedics arrived and took the child to Baltimore Washington Medical Center for treatment. The boy -- Jaden Dixon, 4, of Glen Burnie -- was pronounced dead shortly after arrival at the hospital.

The child was attending a birthday party in the front yard of the home. The boy, who was a guest at the party with a relative, was able to get into the back yard, which was secured by gates. It appears Jaden then made his way to a small pier by Marley Creek.

After 3 to 5 minutes party-govers noticed that Jaden was missing. He was soon seen floating in the creek. Police said several guests rushed to the pier, jumped in and pulled the boy to the land, where 911 was called and CPR was administered.

Early indication is that this was a tragic accident, police said.

Happy in Edgewater May 04, 2014 at 08:38 AM
Im so saddened by this tragic loss of this child.My heart goes out to the family. This is not a time to judge, please be kind in your comments.
Noreen Dalisera May 04, 2014 at 10:53 PM
So sad and tragic - my prayers go out to the family and friends.
lindsun May 05, 2014 at 10:40 AM
I hope at least this horrible tragedy can serve to be a wake-up call to others - no judgment here - it could happen to anyone; just don't ever be embarrassed to be an 'overprotective parent'; children can move so quickly into danger. Prayers for his family.
Glen Burnie Resident May 06, 2014 at 06:09 AM
I am a co-worker and friend of the boy's father. My prayers are with the family. I last saw my friend Friday and he was so happy. I pray God gives him and his family comfort.

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