Girl drowns in Evans pool
A 4-year-old Evans girl drowned in her family’s swimming pool Thursday.
Joe Brice Kerns III, 35, called police just after 5 p.m. and said he found his daughter, Jayden, in the family swimming pool at their Rutledge Way home, according to a Columbia County Sheriff’s Office incident report.
Kerns said he left Jayden in the backyard playing with the water hose while he went inside to change his baby’s diaper. When he returned three or four minutes later, he couldn’t find Jayden, the report stated.