Toddler Falls Off Dock, Drowns in Big Lake
Liam Lloyd, one and a half years old, fell off a dock near the family cabin and into the lake, according to troopers.
Sunday afternoon, Alaska State Troopers were notified of a drowning on Big Lake in the Mat-Su Valley.
An investigation revealed that young Liam Lloyd, one and a half years old, fell off a dock near the family cabin and into the lake, according to troopers; he was not wearing a life jacket.
An Alaska Wildlife Trooper and two Coast Guard personnel were on the lake performing safety checks and came to the child’s aid. The three attempted to revive the child using CPR until emergency medical services arrived.
The toddler was airlifted to Providence Hospital where attempts to resuscitate him were unsuccessful, troopers report. He was pronounced deceased at the hospital alongside the boy’s next of kin.
Troopers say that foul play is not suspected, and that the investigation will continue.