6-year-old dies after found in creek by Galveston park

An Indiana Department of Natural Resources' conservation officer vehicle. (Photo Provided/Indiana Department of Natural Resources)

GALVESTON, Ind. (WISH) — A 6-year-old boy who fell into a creek by a park Tuesday night died later at a Kokomo hospital.

Indiana conservation officers reported they are investigating the death of the boy, who was not named in a news release issued shortly after midnight Tuesday.

Authorities were dispatched about 8:15 p.m. to Galveston Park for a child missing in the water.

The boy was playing near a creek that flows near the park when he fell into the water, witnesses told authorities, and he was unable to be located.

Approximately 45 minutes after the initial 911 call, authorities found the boy in the water and immediately began CPR.

Medical personnel took the boy to St. Vincent Kokomo Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

The Howard County coroner said initial findings of an autopsy conducted Wednesday at Community Howard Regional Hospital in Kokomo show the cause of death was consistent with drowning. However, the final cause and manner of death are pending further investigation, conservation officers said.

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