J'ville child involved in accidental death

by Jacksonville Police Department

On Oct. 5, 2021, at 2:56 P.M. Jacksonville police received a 911 call of an unresponsive child in the 1500 block of Beaumont Street in Jacksonville. Police and fire responders arrived on scene and located a 4-year-old male that was unconscious and unresponsive.
CPR and advanced life saving measures began on scene and continued as the child was transported to UT Health – Jacksonville emergency room. Doctors and nurses worked tirelessly to revive the child, but were unsuccessful. The child was pronounced deceased.
Witnesses at the scene reported the child had became entangled in a cord attached to window blinds. It appears the child struggled to free himself prior to becoming unconscious. Relatives quickly found the child and called 911.

Investigators continue to interview family members and analyze evidence from the scene. An autopsy was ordered by Cherokee County Precinct 4 Justice of the Peace Judge Rodney Wallace. However, at this time it appears to be a tragic accident.