(PARKE CO.) – The body of a 3-year-old child was recovered Sunday evening after going missing near the beach at Raccoon Lake.
At approximately 3:50 p.m., Indiana Conservation Officers were called to the beachfront area of Raccoon Lake after a report that a 3-year-old had wandered off from his family.
At 4:54 p.m., a visitor located the child in 6-7 feet of water just outside of the beach area.
The child was transported to Hendricks Regional Hospital where he was pronounced dead.
The incident is still under investigation by Indiana Conservation Officers.
Responding agencies include Indiana Conservation Officers, Parke County Sheriff’s Department, Indiana State Police, Bellmore Fire Department, and Parke County EMS.