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Iowa Baby Drowns in Farm Pond

A central Iowa family is mourning the death of a one-year-old baby, after an accidental drowning in a farm pond.

According to a press release from the Mahaska County Sheriff’s Office, they received a call around mid-afternoon Sunday, concerning a drowning victim. It was at 2292 Adams Avenue, in rural Leighton, Iowa. The property is shown below.

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Authorities say that when they arrived, they found family victims performing CPR on the one-year-old. Resuscitation efforts continued in route to the Mahaska Health Partnership Hospital in Oskaloosa. The boy was declared dead after arriving at the hospital.

The Mahaska County Sheriff’s Office says a preliminary investigation shows he died of an accidental drowning. An autopsy is being performed by the Iowa State Medical Examiner’s Office.

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[via Mahaska County Sheriff]

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