During the cookout, the two-year-old wandered away from his parents and disappeared. It was noticed almost immediately that he was missing and a frantic search began. Authorities believe the boy, named Joseph, was missing for about 20 minutes before a relative discovered him face down in a small pond at the back of the property.
The boy's father rushed him to an area fire station where CPR was performed. He was then taken to Memorial Hermann Hospital where he was pronounced dead. Police are calling this an accident, and saying they don't believe any foul play was involved.