2-year-old boy drowns after falling into Pike Co. pond

A 2-year-old Kentwood, La., boy has drowned

after falling into a pond.

Samuel Patterson III was visiting Mississippi relatives Thursday

afternoon when he wandered away from their home.

Authorities say family members noticed he was missing after a

few minutes and later found him floating in a nearby pond.

Samuel was taken to Southwest Mississippi Regional Medical

Center where he died in the emergency room.