2-year-old South Carolina boy wanders from apartment, drowns in nearby creek

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LUGOFF, S.C. — A two-year-old South Carolina boy who wandered away from his grandmother’s apartment was found dead in a creek Saturday evening.

While the child’s grandmother was in another room braiding her granddaughter’s hair, Neko Jacob Clark wandered away from the apartment, walked down a hill and drowned in a nearby creek, The State reports.

Officials say the child was reported missing around 4 p.m. and his body was discovered by a bloodhound around 7:15 p.m.

“The creek has a swift current right now,” said coroner David West.

An autopsy is set to be performed on Monday.

The investigation is ongoing.

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