No charges likely after 3-year-old drowns

(WISH Photo/Daniel Miller)

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — Police are not expected to file charges in the drowning death of 3-year-old Braedyn Wilson.

According to investigators Braedyn slipped out of his bed and walked outside. Braedyn’s father noticed the boy was missing and called 911. During a search police say Braedyn’s body was found in a retention pond by his parents.

Crews performed CPR on the boy, but they were unable to revive him. Neighbors at the apartments expressed remorse after learning the boy drowned.

“It’s such a shame. I was hoping he would make it,” said Karen Rose, an apartment tenant.

24-Hour News 8 reached out to the Wilson family. However, they have not made a statement.

“I’m really sorry I wasn’t out there when he was out here,” said George Rose, apartment resident.

There are several retention ponds at the apartment complex but there are no fences around the ponds. Often, the Roses say they witness children playing around the retention ponds and they quickly chase them away. Just six months, ago George Rose said he slipped in the retention pond while fishing. He said it took him a while to pull himself out because of all of the sludge and slime inside the pond.

Messages were left at the apartment complex. It’s unknown if there will be any changes made around the retention ponds. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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