A 3-year-old is in the hospital tonight after nearly drowning under a dock at Lake Sinclair on Friday.

Putnam County Sheriff Howard Sills says it happened in the 100-block of Dejarnette Road in Eatonton around 10 a.m.

He says the mother told deputies that she was taking a shower and when she came out, the toddler was missing. Sills says the family along with neighbors searched for the boy before finding him under the dock in the lake behind the house they were visiting.

The child was initially taken to Scottish Rite in Atlanta.

His condition is unknown.