A 2-year-boy drowned Saturday afternoon in a private pool at a Sims Road home, authorities said.
The boy was identified as Corin Jacob Hanson in a Facebook post by his mother, Jessica McCracken-Hanson.
“He had a smile that could brighten any room and a laugh that brought joy to everyone around him. We don’t always understand why things happen but we are so grateful for the two and a half years we were blessed with our happy little man,” she wrote.
“There is pain, there is sadness, and there is darkness. But the morning always comes after the night. Waiting will not be easy, but we take comfort in knowing that we will get to see that smiling face of his again when we go to glory with our Lord.”
A gathering of children and adults was in progress at the home, Det. Chris Brown of the Bedford County Sheriff’s Office said.
“After a minute or two they noticed he was missing and started looking for him,” Brown said. The boy was found at the bottom of the pool.