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Child drowns at Cypress Lake

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BENTON, La. (KNOE 8 News/AP) - Bossier Parish sheriff's deputies say a child has drowned at the Cypress Black Bayou Reservoir area east of Benton.

7-year-old Dawton Smith wandered away from family and friends Monday afternoon, and was later found in the water.

Deputy Josh Cagle says an off-duty Shreveport paramedic attempted CPR, but the child did not respond.

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