18-Month-Old Found in Backyard Pond

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The Parke County Sheriff’s Office is investigating an incident that left an 18-month-old child in critical condition.

On Saturday, emergency crews responded to a report of a drowning on Pam Drive in rural Rosedale.

The babysitter told police she had found the child in a garden pond located in the backyard.

Emergency personnel began lifesaving efforts, upon arriving on the scene.

The child was transported to Union Hospital in Terre Haute and later airlifted to Riley Children Hospital in Indianapolis.

The child is currently in critical condition in ICU.

Police do not suspect foul play.

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