Emmitsburg boy, 2, drowns in pond
LEWISTOWN, Md. - A 2-year-old Emmitsburg boy drowned Christmas Day in a pond at a family member's Putman Road home, the Frederick County Sheriff's Office reported Thursday.
"Apparently he walked off while they were out in the yard playing," Sgt. Scot Hopkins said Thursday night.
The death of Hunter McManus was being investigated as an accidental drowning, police said. The pond was in the 100 block of Putman Road, police said.
The call came in at 11:50 a.m., according to Frederick County Emergency Services. A unit from Walkersville Ambulance Co. arrived at the scene first with Deputy First Class Derek Kreitenstein arriving a short time later.