Body of missing 4-year-old boy found in NC pond

Source: Jordan Sawyers/ WBTV

IREDELL COUNTY, N.C. (WBTV) – A 4-year-old boy, whose body was found late Monday night in an Iredell County pond, has been identified by investigators.

Cullen Anthony Lintzenich was reported missing around 5:45 p.m. Monday night from a home along the 100-block of Craftsman Loop. Investigators say Cullen was playing in the yard on his electric power wheels Jeep when he went missing.

Crews searched the area, going door-to-door and looking in a nearby pond where the boy’s ride-able toy Jeep was found overturned in the water. The Charlotte Fire Department Dive Team searched the pond with underwater sonar for several hours.

Cullen’s body was found in the water by a diver around 10:45 p.m.

Sheriff Darren Campbell asked the community for “their prayers and support by respecting the privacy of the family during this very difficult time.”

Officials said a firefighter was taken to Lake Norman Regional Medical Center with injuries suffered at the scene. They said the firefighter is expected to be okay, but did not giver further details.

Detectives from the Iredell County Sheriff’s Office will be continuing the investigation.

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