9-year-old Lawrence County boy drowns in creek

9-year-old Lawrence County boy drowns in creek (Image 1)
9-year-old Lawrence County boy drowns in creek (Image 1)

A nine-year-old boy drowned in a Lawrence County creek Saturday.

Officials said the boy, identified as Zacharie Nielson, was playing with friends on a bridge over Knob Creek, which is located on Knob Creek Road.

Nielson somehow fell into the water and was swept under by the current.

Authorities believe he may have gotten caught on a tile under the bridge.

Rescuers later found him and Nielson was pronounced dead at the scene.

Additional information was not released.

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