Authorities: Toddler drowns in retention pond near Northern Va. home

CHANTILLY, Va. (AP) – Authorities say a toddler died in a retention pond in Loudoun County Thursday.

Loudon County spokeswoman Alex Kowalski says the 3-year-old boy drowned in a Chantilly retention pond after wandering away from the family home alone.

Kowalski says there was a rainstorm in the area on Thursday afternoon and the child was discovered by family members during or sometime after the storm had passed.

According to officials, the 3-year-old was transported to the hospital, where he died of his injuries.

It was unclear whether the child’s death was related to the storm.

Never miss another Facebook post from 8News

Find 8News on TwitterFacebook, and Instagram; send your news tips to iReport8@wric.com.