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Boy found dead in Oconto County brook

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Published: Oct. 22, 2021 at 10:44 AM CDT|Updated: Oct. 22, 2021 at 4:03 PM CDT
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OCONTO COUNTY, Wis. (WBAY) - A child has died in an apparent drowning in Oconto County.

The 3-year-old boy was found Thursday in a body of water in the Town of Townsend.

At about 4 p.m., the Oconto County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call about a child possibly falling into the McCauslin Brook off County Highway T near East Burnt Dam Road and Cassler Drive.

Deputies and Lakewood/Townsend Ambulance responded. EMS crews pulled the boy from the water. Life-saving measures were unsuccessful, according to the sheriff’s office.

The boy’s name was not released.

The Oconto County Sheriff’s Office and Brown County Medical Examiner’s Office are investigating what happened.

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