GORDON COUNTY, Ga. -- Gordon County Sheriff Deputies responded to a call Thursday afternoon of someone who fell into a private lake.
According to a release from the sheriff, it happened around 1:55 p.m. in a lake off Orchard Way near Calhoun.
The private lake, which was frozen, was located near a subdivision. Several deputies and firemen entered the water to search for the victim. They were quickly joined by additional rescue personnel and boats were put in the water to continue the search.
After searching for about 40 minutes, crews found the boy, whose name has not been released. The boy was taken to the hospital where he died.
Sheriff's deputies are still investigating what happened.