Two children have drown in Bartow County over Memorial Day weekend.
At 12:48pm Saturday Bartow County EMS, Cartersville Fire Department, and Cartersville Police Department responded to Waterford Drive to a three-year-old female found in a private swimming pool. Upon arrival to the scene Bartow County EMS found the patient unconscious, unresponsive and not breathing. The child was pronounced deceased. No further information has been released.
According to Sheriff Clark Millsap, investigators were called to a residence on Canter Lane in Cartersville at 1:33 p.m. Monday when a 3-year-old child was found in a pool unresponsive. The child was pronounced deceased after life-saving attempts were unsuccessful. Just after 6 p.m., investigators placed the mother of the child, Bobbie Jessica Prather, 32, under arrest and transported her to the Bartow County Jail. Prather has been charged with Felony Murder and four counts of Cruelty To Children in the first degree. Three other children in the home were taken into protective custody.
No further information is available at this time.