Boy dies after near drowning

January 2, 2009 12:20:55 PM PST
A Spring Lake toddler has died from his injuries after nearly drowning on Christmas Eve. Ramel McArthur, 2, fell into a man-made pond behind his grandfather's home on Christmas eve. The boy was found floating face down in the pond.

He was pronounced dead at UNC Hospitals on New Year's Day -- just three days after his second birthday.

Investigators have ruled his death an accident and no charges will be filed.