Toddler pulled from Oconto River dies

The boy passed away at a local hospital
Published: Jun. 29, 2020 at 10:20 AM CDT
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OCONTO COUNTY, Wis. (WBAY) - A two-year-old boy died after being pulled from the Oconto River, according to the Sheriff's Office.

On June 27, at 7:34 p.m., emergency crews were called to a report of a missing two-year-old child in a wooded area near the river in the Town of Stiles.

Rescue crews responded to the scene and searched for the boy.

At about 8:30 p.m., the child was located unconscious in the river. Rescue crews started life-saving measures. The boy was taken to a hospital where he died.

"Our thoughts and prayers are with the family as they deal with the loss of a loved one," reads a statement from Sheriff Todd Skarban.

The child’s name was not released.

The incident remains under investigation.

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