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Child drowns at Carters Lake on Memorial Day in Murray County

According to the Murray County Sheriff’s Office, on Monday, May 31st, 2021, at approximately 2:00 PM, a 911 call was placed regarding a missing three-year-old at Carter’s Lake. The three-year-old, Malachi Holden, from Adairsville, was at the lake with family. The little boy was recovered from the water near the area where the family was having a holiday family outing. Life-saving efforts to revive the child initially by family members and then by first responders were unsuccessful. The boy was taken to AdventHealth Murray by EMS, where life-saving measures were continued before he was pronounced deceased. According to Sheriff Jimmy Davenport, the investigation is ongoing, and the GBI Region One Office is the lead agency.