EVADALE, Texas — A Southeast Texas family is mourning the loss of a two-year-old boy who drowned Friday afternoon.

Casen Wayne Lyles, 2, was taken to the hospital Friday afternoon after firefighters responded to a reported drowning according to Jasper County Sheriff Mitchell Newman.

On Monday morning Newman confirmed that the boy had died.

The incident happened near County Road 882 and FM 1131 in Evadale around 1 p.m. on May 22.

A spokesperson with the Evadale Volunteer Fire Department told 12News on Friday that they responded to the area and immediately began CPR on the boy before he was transported to the hospital around 2 p.m.

The boy was later pronounced deceased.

GET NEWS & WEATHER ALERTS | Download the 12News App to your mobile device 

This is a developing story. We will update with more if and when we receive more confirmed information.

Send us a news tip | Download our app | 12News Morning Rush Newsletter

Also on 12NewsNow.com...

Some Texas counties are reporting zero COVID-19 test results. Here's why.

FBI director orders internal review of Michael Flynn investigation

Biden says he was too 'cavalier' with comments on black Trump supporters

FBI identifies Adam Asahli as shooter at NAS-Corpus Christi, 2nd suspect still at large after raid at southside home

'We're not closing our country' if second coronavirus wave hits, Trump says