Toddler drowns at Beaufort home


BEAUFORT, Carteret County - A 16-month-old boy drowned in Beaufort Wednesday night.

The Beaufort Police Department responded to a call at 7 p.m. Wednesday at a home at 225 Rutledge Ave., in response to a drowning call. Life saving measures were started and the child was transported to Carteret Health Care where he was pronounced dead.

The Department of Social Services was contacted per standard procedure, but BPD did not indicate whether any criminal conduct was involved.