Authorities release name of child who drowned near Seeley Lake

2013-01-27T14:40:00Z 2013-01-27T19:26:05Z Authorities release name of child who drowned near Seeley LakeMissoulian The Billings Gazette
January 27, 2013 2:40 pm  • 

SEELEY LAKE – The Missoula County Sheriff’s Office on Sunday released the name of a 4-year-old boy who drowned in a pond near Seeley Lake last week.

ElyJah Jerryn James was found unconscious in a pond near Boy Scout Road shortly after 6 p.m. Thursday.

Sheriff’s Capt. Josh Clark said emergency responders made “valiant lifesaving efforts,” but the child was pronounced dead shortly after arriving at a Missoula hospital.

The boy lived near the pond.

Clark said the child’s cause of death has been listed as drowning, and the manner of death as accidental. There is no additional information available on the accident, or how it happened, he said.

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