A 5-year-old Cordele boy drownedin a private pond on Monday afternoonnear Hoover Road in Crisp County.

Chief Deputy Billy Hancock of the Crisp County's Sheriff's Office told 13WMAZ thatSedarious Craig Savage drowned between 4:30 and 5:00 p.m.while playing in the water with his cousin.

A team of divers from Lee County and EMT workers searched for about 10 minutes before discovering his body. The child's body was found25-30 feet from the bank of the pond.

Hancock called the drowning an accident and a tragedy.

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