UPDATE: Toddler Who Drowned in Pelican River ID'ed

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email
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UPDATE: May 11th, 2014 3:15 PM

The Oneida County Sheriff's Department is identifying the 15-month old who drowned in the Pelican River Saturday as Kaleb Kennedy.

The sheriff's office received a 911 call Saturday about 1:30 p.m. reporting a missing 15-month-old in the Town of Pelican.

Deputies say the mother was outside with the child and another sibling. The mother says she went inside to move laundry into the dryer, and when she came back she couldn't find the 15-month-old.

Emergency officials rushed to the home, which sits along the Pelican River. A deputy found the toddler in the water about 30 minutes later, downstream from the home. The child was rushed to Saint Mary's Hospital and was declared dead about 3 p.m.

Deputies haven't released any other information, including the child's name or gender.

Oneida County deputies, Rhinelander Police Department, Pelican Fire Department, Newbold Fire Department, Oneida County EMS, Oneida County Dive Team and search dogs responded.

The Oneida County Sheriff's Office and the Oneida County Medical Examiner's office are continuing their investigation.

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TOWN OF PELICAN, Wis. (AP) -- Authorities in Oneida County say a toddler has died after being found in a river that runs along the child's backyard.

The sheriff's office received a 911 call Saturday about 1:30 p.m. reporting a missing 15-month-old in the Town of Pelican.

Deputies say the mother was outside with the child and another sibling. The mother says she went inside to move laundry into the dryer, and when she came back she couldn't find the 15-month-old.

Emergency officials rushed to the home, which sits along the Pelican River. A deputy found the toddler in the water about 30 minutes later, downstream from the home. The child was rushed to Saint Mary's Hospital and was declared dead about 3 p.m.

Deputies haven't released any other information, including the child's name or gender.

Oneida County deputies, Rhinelander Police Department, Pelican Fire Department, Newbold Fire Department, Oneida County EMS, Oneida County Dive Team and search dogs responded.

The Oneida County Sheriff's Office and the Oneida County Medical Examiner's office are continuing their investigation.


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