Toddler dies after being found unresponsive in pool

May 20, 2020 10:03:48 AM



Lowndes County Coroner's Office is investigating the death of an 18-month-old who apparently drowned in a pool Tuesday morning.


Coroner Greg Merchant identified the victim as Dixie Bigham of Columbus. Bigham was found unresponsive in a family pool at a residence on Highway 50 East, after having apparently gotten out of the house unnoticed at about 8:54 a.m.


Merchant said the death has been ruled an accidental drowning. Lowndes County Sheriff's Office Chief Deputy Brent Swan confirmed authorities do not expect criminal charges to be filed in the case.