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Toddler dies after being found in Bartlesville pond

Posted at 6:33 PM, Apr 16, 2024
and last updated 2024-04-18 22:09:12-04

BARTLESVILLE, Okla. — Bartlesville police said a 3-year-old died after being found unresponsive in a pond at Hillcrest Country Club on April 16.

Officers said the child was reported missing from their backyard at 4:12 p.m. Police found the child just before 5 p.m. fully submerged and unresponsive in the pond.

First responders performed life-saving measures and took the child to the hospital.

This photo is from the child's grandmother who shared them with 2 News.

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She said he just turned three on April 15. He was playing in the backyard when got through a hole at the bottom of the fence. She also said he was on the autism spectrum and nonverbal.

BPD's criminal division and DHS are investigating.

A family friend has set up a GoFundMe to support the family.

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