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LPSO investigating drowning death of 1-year-old

Wednesday, May 27, 2020

The Lincoln Parish Sheriff ’s Office (LPSO) continues investigating the drowning death of a 1-year-child on Saturday.

Sheriff ’s Office spokesman Matt Henderson said deputies responded to a call at 12:38 p.m. Saturday in reference to a missing child at a residence near Christian Road and Hwy. 818, where more than a dozen officers assisted in searching for the missing child.

Henderson said shortly later a young boy was found in a nearby pond.

Henderson said resuscitation efforts began immediately and were continued by Emergency Medical Services personnel and later upon arrival at the Northern Louisiana Medical Center before the child was eventually pronounced dead by emergency room doctors there.

Funeral services for the child, 1-year-old Jesse Holland, will be held at 2 p.m. today at Owens Memorial Chapel Funeral Home with visitation set to precede beginning at 1 p.m.