A 5-year-old boy was vacationing in the Millinocket area when he fell into Ambejejus Lake and drowned.

The Piscataquis County Sheriff's Office says the boy's family was renting a camp on the lake at the time of the accident. Officials say the child was fishing at the end of the dock when, at around 2:00 Tuesday afternoon, he fell into the water.

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WABI-TV reports the boy's father had already started CPR when emergency responders arrived. The child was taken to a local hospital where he later died.

Our sincerest condolences to the boy's family and friends.

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