Cobb County

Child reported missing found dead less than 1 hour later

Authorities say a 3-year-old boy was rushed to the hospital after he was found in Reeves Lake. He was later pronounced dead. 

COBB COUNTY, Ga. — Update: The child's death has been ruled accidental.


A 3-year-old boy found in a lake died after being rushed to WellStar Kennestone Hospital in critical condition, Marietta police Officer Chuck McPhilamy said Wednesday.

The child’s mother reported him missing about 3 p.m. from an apartment complex in the 1200 block of Powder Springs Street, McPhilamy said. The boy was found in Reeves Lake near the shoreline.

Marietta fire officials and police and Cobb County sheriff’s deputies searched for the boy for 30 minutes before discovering him.

Marietta police are investigating the incident.