Police: Mother charged after son drowns in Lake Hickory
CATAWBA COUNTY, N.C. — A Catawba County woman is charged with involuntary manslaughter after her 5-year-old son drowned last week in Lake Hickory.
WSOC reported that that investigators said they believe Christie Johnson was intoxicated at the time.
They said her son wandered away from a family cookout near the Dixie Boat Club and his body was found in a few feet of water.
Officials said two people tried to revive the boy by doing CPR, but were unsuccessful.