MYRTLE BEACH— An 18-month old toddler from Socastee has been hospitalized after being found unresponsive in a pond near the trailer home where he lives.

Authorities say the child was reported missing around 8 o’clock Thursday morning. His uncle, Eric Line, found him in the pond a few minutes later.

The child was given CPR and flown to the Medical University of South Carolina Hospital in Charleston where he is expected to recover.

His uncle says the child may have gotten out of the house when his 3-year-old brother climbed up on something and opened the door to the trailer home.