Investigation Underway After Child Pulled From Pond In Wells County

(WELLS CO.) – Indiana Conservation Officers are investigating an incident where a child was pulled from a pond after being submerged for several minutes.

The incident occurred Thursday at approximately 4 p.m. near the 10000 block of South Ohio Street in Keystone, in Wells County.

The juvenile female was swimming in a private pond when she went under the surface of the water.  911 was called and first responders arrived on the scene a short time later.

The child was recovered in approximately 8 to 13 feet of water after approximately 20 minutes by a member of the Liberty Center Volunteer Fire Department.

She was transported by ambulance to Bluffton Regional Hospital and later transferred by ambulance to Lutheran Hospital in Ft. Wayne in critical condition.

Indiana Conservation Officers were assisted at the scene by the Liberty Center Volunteer Fire Department, Bluffton Fire Department, Lancaster Volunteer Fire Department, Wells County Sheriff’s Department, and Wells County EMS.