3-year-old found in watery ditch in Lumberton Posted: Today at 4:28 p.m. Updated: 21 minutes ago Lumberton, N.C. A 3-year-old boy was critically injured Tuesday afternoon when authorities found him under water in a ditch near Lumberton, authorities said. Investigators with the Robeson County Sheriff's Office initially reported the child,was dead. The boy wandered away from his Rozier Church Road home at about 11 a.m. Dozens of people searched the area before finding him in a ditch behind the home filled with about 6 feet of water, authorities said. He was taken to Southeastern Regional Medical Center for treatment.