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2-year-old boy dead after drowning at Claystone Beach on Lake Tobesofkee

First responders pulled the boy out of about 4 feet of water

MACON, Ga. — A 2-year-old boy is dead after drowning at Claystone Beach on Lake Tobesofkee. 

According to Sgt. Bubba Stanford with the Georgia Department of Natural Resources (DNR), it happened around 1:45 p.m. Sunday afternoon. 

He says first responders pulled the boy out of about 4 feet of water and they are unsure how long he was under the water. 

The rescuers and a nurse practitioner who happened to be nearby administered first aid and CPR. 

According to Coroner Leon Jones, 2-year-old Silvestre Lucas was pronounced dead at the Children's Hospital at 2:15 p.m. 

Claystone Beach is now closed for the day.

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