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EATONTON, Ga. — The death of a 6-year-old boy is under investigation by the Putnam County Sheriff’s Office and Putnam County Coroner’s Office.

Sheriff Howard R. Sills said boy was believed to have drowned at Lake Sinclair after he wandered away from his home sometime Thursday night while his father was sleeping.

“The child apparently fell off the dock at a neighbor’s house down the road," Sills said.

Sills said deputies responded to a 911 call at a residence on the 300 block of Blue Gill Road in southwest Putnam County. The call came in at 1:16 a.m. Friday.

“We are still technically investigating the child’s death, but there was no sign of foul play,” Sills said Friday night. 

An autopsy will be performed at the Georgia Bureau of Investigation Crime Laboratory in Decatur determine the manner and cause of the chid’s death.

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