Body of 3-year-old boy recovered from Raccoon Lake

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PARKE Co., Ind. (WTWO/WAWV) — Indiana Conservation Officers said the body of a 3-year-old was recovered Sunday evening after the child went missing near the beach at Raccoon Lake.

They said at around 3:50 p.m., officers were dispatched to the beachfront area of the lake in reference to a 3-year-old had wandered from his family.

Just before 5 p.m., officers said a visitor located the child in 6 to 7 feet of water just outside the beach area.

The child was taken to Hendricks Regional Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

The incident is under investigation.

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