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Sheriffs: Toddler dies in apparent accidental drowning in Oneida Co.

Drowning graphic copyright 2013 Midwest Communications, Inc.
Drowning graphic copyright 2013 Midwest Communications, Inc.

TOWN OF PELICAN, WI (WTAQ) - Authorities say a toddler has died in an apparent accidental drowning.

The Oneida County Sheriff’s Office says they responded to a call for a missing 15-month-old toddler in the Town of Pelican Saturday afternoon.

Deputies found the child in some water near the Pelican River. The child was rushed to a nearby hospital, but it was too late.

Authorities say the child was playing with a sibling while the mother went inside to put laundry in a dryer.

The child’s name has not been released.

(Story courtesy of Wheeler News Service)