UPDATE: 5-year-old child drowns in Lake Ouachita

GARLAND COUNTY (KATV) - A child died Friday night while swimming in Lake Ouachita.

According to Garland County Sheriff's Deputy Scott Hinojosa, the 5-year-old was found just before 8:00 p.m. at the Spillway Day Use area of the lake.

The child was wearing a life jacket, but may have slipped out of it and dropped beneath the water.

Soon after deputies arrived, a family member found the child unresponsive. The child was flown to a local hospital for treatment but was pronounced dead a short time later.

Deputies are gathering information and taking reports. Stay with KATV News and for more information as it becomes available.