4-year-old drowns at birthday party

GLEN BURNIE, Md. - A 4-year old child drowned at a birthday party in Anne Arundel County Saturday evening.

Police say the child slipped away from a party being held in the front yard of a house on the 1100 block of Marley Creek Drive in Glen Burnie. The child got past gates in the backyard and made his way to a small pier by Marley Creek. 

Three to five minutes later, police say party goers noticed the child was missing and found the child floating in the creek. 

When Anne Arundel Police arrived at the scene at 5:41 p.m. the child was not breathing despite CPR efforts by adults at the party. The child was pronounced dead shortly after being transported to the hospital.

Early indications are that the child -- Jaden Dixon of Glen Burnie, Md. -- died as a result of a tragic accident.

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