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.”
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.
“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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