Missouri State Highway Patrol report drowning of 6-year-old Kansas City boy on Elk River

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McDONALD COUNTY, Mo. — Friday afternoon Noel Fire Department, McDonald County Sheriff’s Department and Missouri State Highway Water Patrol Div. responded to an area, about 1.5 miles north of Noel along Elk River. 

2:12 p.m. McDonald County Dispatch Radio, “Noel Fire personnel to the Latinos Park [Lane] Campground for a missing juvenile, six-year-old male, possibly underwater, time out 1412.” 

DISPATCH CALL FOR NOEL FIRE FROM MCDONALD COUNTY EMERGENCY 911: (SOURCE BROADCASTIFY)

Missouri State Highway Patrol Cpl. K.J. Kasischke Friday evening filed a preliminary online report stating the child, a Kansas City resident, entered the water without a life jacket, at 1:59 p.m. 

SCREENSHOT OF PRELIMINARY ONLINE REPORT.

“Occurred as the subject waded out into the water and could not return to shore. Subject was pronounced at Freeman Neosho by Dr. Pace at 3:45 p.m.”

Sgt. W.L. Burr of Troop D and McDonald County Deputies assisted. 

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