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5-year-old boy drowns at Brookville Reservoir

Posted at 6:16 PM, Jul 04, 2017
and last updated 2017-07-05 07:31:50-04

BROOKVILLE, Ind. – A 5-year-old boy drowned Tuesday afternoon in Brookville, Indiana.

Around 2:50 p.m., a 10-year-old girl swimming at the beach at Brookville Reservoir told her father she found what she thought was a body in the water.

The girl’s father located the body of a child under the surface of the water and pulled them to the shore. Two bystanders began CPR.

Indiana Conservation Officers found the parents of 5-year-old Anderson Ramirez, who were already searching for their child. They said he had been missing for about 5 to 10 minutes.

Anderson was transported to Cincinnati Children’s Hospital by air but was pronounced dead shortly before 4:30 p.m., according to DNR officers.

Brookville Reservoir's beaches have no lifeguards on duty and are considered "swim at your own risk" areas.

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