Leland Bates, 5, died Friday at T.C. Thompson’s Children’s Hospital at Erlanger after being air lifted from Cleveland on Thursday.
Bob Gault, media and public relations coordinator for the Bradley County Sheriff’s Office, said a call concerning the death was received at Friday at approximately 4:50 p.m.
According to Gault, a detective from the Sheriff’s Office at the hospital relayed the news.
Leland is the second of two deaths after Bradley County Emergency Medical Services responded to a call concerning him and his brother, River, 3, Thursday afternoon.
An autopsy has been completed on River, but findings have not been released.
The EMS received a call at approximately 2:44 p.m. Thursday.
Gault reported the caller, the boys’ mother, Tasha Moses, claimed the children had been involved in a possible drowning.
The call came from 851 Armstrong Road, several miles away from their residence at 879 Keith Valley Road.
According to reports, Moses drove to her father’s house on Armstrong to use his phone.
River was reportedly not responsive, so EMS began CPR. He was taken to SkyRidge Medical Center where he was later pronounced dead.
Leland was unresponsive with a pulse. Life Force’s air medical unit was contacted and landed in a nearby field. Leland was airlifted to Erlanger ,where he remained in critical condition until his death on Friday.
An autopsy on Leland will be conducted in an effort to determine the cause of death.
According to Gault, investigators have been unable to find a pool or pond for the reported possible drowning.
Deputies from the Sheriff’s office were sent out to both locations.
The investigation is ongoing by the Criminal Investigations Division, officials said.