story by staff reporter Nora Drenner
Two-year old Sean Dawson drowned in Toledo Bend Lake Saturday, May 2, after wandering away from his parents and siblings. He was discovered a few feet from shore in some two feet of water.
According to reports, the Dawson family of Baton Rouge arrived at the family camp that morning. Apparently, the children were playing inside when it was discovered Sean was missing. It is estimated the child had been gone less than five minutes. A search of the home, yard, and lake, which is at the back of the property, immediate commenced.
Soon after, the child was found, and a family member began CPR; 911 was also called. The family was enroute to Sabine Medical Center when they met the ambulance. Ambulance personnel took the child to the hospital where he was pronounced dead.