Police are investigating the death of a two-year-old boy on the Southern Shore of Newfoundland's Avalon Peninsula.

He was found Sunday in a pond near a camping area off the Witless Bay Line.

Body of 2-year-old boy was found in this pond near Featherbed campground, off Witless Bay Line

The body of 2-year-old boy was found in this pond on Sunday near the Featherbed campground, off Witless Bay Line. (Gary Quigley/CBC)

The RCMP said emergency personnel tried to revive the boy, but were unsuccessful.

Police said they believe he drowned, but they are still investigating.

The boy's name is not being released.

Shocking scene, witness says

A witness told CBC News that the incident happened in a gravel pit camping area known as Featherbed, just off the Witless Bay Line.

The witness said he woke up on Sunday morning to the sound of sirens. He said there were fire trucks, an ambulance, and police cars on the scene.

He said what he saw next was shocking: a naked two-year-old boy, getting CPR from firefighters.

The witness said the boy and his older sisters were camping with relatives for a family gathering.