UPDATE: 2-year-old boy who drowned April 23 identified

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UPDATE:

The Hamilton Co. Sheriff’s Office has identified the 2-year-old boy who drowned April 23 as Drayson D. White.

Through an examination and a review of the drowning, the Hamilton Co. Coroner’s Office, along with the Hamilton Co. Sheriff’s Office determined the boy’s death was consistent with signs of an accidental drowning. White was found in a neighbor’s pool on the evening of April 23 after wandering away from the supervision of his aunt.

While the pool was surrounded by a fence, investigators said they believe the boy accessed the pool either through a portion of the fence that was loose or a gate that was not secure.

Officers jumped into the pool after finding the child’s body unresponsive and floating face down. CPR was performed by officers until medics arrived but the child was pronounced dead at Riverview Health a short time after the incident.


ORIGINAL STORY:

The Hamilton Co. Sheriff’s Office is investigating the drowning of a 2-year-old boy in Noblesville. Noblesville Police were first dispatched on a report of a missing two year old male from the 18700 block of Northview Place on the north side of Noblesville At approximately 6:20 p.m. Saturday, April 23.

According to initial information, a non-parental adult family member caring for the child was mowing when she noticed the child missing. Deputies from the Sheriff’s Office joined with officers from the Noblesville Police Dept. to search the area. They found the child unresponsive and floating face down in a neighbor’s private pool in the 1400 block of North 10th  Street at approximately 6:33 p.m.

Several deputies and officers cleared a privacy fence around the neighbor’s yard before jumping into the pool to rescue the young boy. CPR was performed until medics arrived and transported the child to Riverview Health hospital, where he was pronounced dead a short time later. The name of the young boy has not been released.

Hamilton Co. Sheriff’s Office detectives are still investigating the incident. Anyone with additional information should contact the agency through Hamilton Co. Public Safety Communications at 317-773-1282.


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