AVON, Ind. - A child died after being pulled from an Avon retention pond by a group of good Samaritans on Monday afternoon.
The incident happened near West 21st Street and North Raceway Road in the Wynbrooke subdivision just before 3 p.m.
A 7-year-old was pulled from the pond and rushed to the hospital, officials with the Hendricks County Sheriff’s Office confirmed. Officials later confirmed the child died at the hospital.
Hendricks County officials said the boy came to the pond with his two cousins -- a 10-year-old boy and a 6-year-old girl. It was the 10-year-old cousin who ran to a nearby clubhouse to ask for help.
Witnesses said they found the child in the center of the pond and when they carried him to shore, they said he was unresponsive. Neighbors performed CPR until emergency crews arrived to the scene.
The kids, who were supposed to be at a nearby playground, said they were picking lily pads for their mom.
Officials with the Indiana Department of Natural Resources said last month that 28 people have drowned so far this year. Twelve of the victims were 18 or younger.
In 2013, there were 29 drowning cases in the entire year -- and only three cases involved children. In 2012, eight kids died in the water.
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