Jackson County

12-year-old boy dies after being found unresponsive near his home

The Jackson County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the death of a 12-year-old boy on Tuesday.

No foul play is suspected, Sheriff Mike Ezell said in a press release.

The unidentified boy was found by a family member in woods behind his house in the 6000 block of Nutbank Road in the Helena community.

Shortly after noon, dispatchers got a call that the boy was unresponsive at his home.

He was airlifted to a Mobile hospital, but died en route.

The Sun Herald will update this story as more information is available.