A two-year-old boy has died after spending several minutes under water at a private residence in Ropesville. The child was taken by helicopter to University Medical Center to receive treatment but was pronounced dead.
A call about the injured child came was made to 911 just after 8:30 p.m. Friday. Hockley County deputies blocked US 62/82 as the chopper landed and paramedics began treating the child.
The helicopter arrived at UMC shortly after 9:00 p.m. Paramedics administered CPR as they rushed the boy into the emergency room. The boy's name has not been released.