Police: Mother charged after son drowns in Lake Hickory

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Dixie Boat Club drowning (WSOC)

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.

Credit: WSOC.