3-year-old from Texas drowns in Auglaize County, officials report

By Staff Reports - info@limanews.com

WAYNESFIELD — Auglaize County officials on Monday released information surrounding the death of a 3-year-old Texas boy in a pond mishap.

Shortly after noon on Friday, the Wayne Township EMS was dispatched to a residence in eastern Wayne Township in reference to a child that was located floating in a pond. The caller said CPR was being performed, but the infant was unresponsive.

Representatives from Wayne Township Fire and EMS, Indian Lake EMS, Waynesfield Police Department and the Auglaize County Sheriff’s Office responded to the scene. The victim, Austin Smith of Burkburnett, Texas, was transported to Lima Memorial Health System and was later pronounced deceased. He was visiting the area with family.

A statement from the Auglaize County Sheriff’s Office says no foul play is suspected.


By Staff Reports


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