Md. child's ATV riding death ruled accidental drowning
Maryland's Office of the Chief Medical Examiner has ruled the Saturday death of a Middletown 4-year-old who was riding an ATV an accidental drowning
Fordham Lee Poffenbarger was caught beneath an ATV that overturned and pinned in creek water during a Saturday night ride on his family's property on Burkittsville Road in Frederick County.
The boy wandered unnoticed from a group of children playing and rode the ATV without the knowledge of his parents who began searching for him "within several minutes," said Frederick County Sheriff's spokesperson Corporal Jennifer Bailey.
His parents found him in the creek and administered CPR until emergency medical help arrived.
There is no age restriction on driving an ATV on private property in Maryland, Bailey said.
-- Mary Pat Flaherty
Mary Pat Flaherty
March 23, 2010; 1:43 PM ET
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