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Police report: Toddler found in pond slipped outside through dog door

  • The Wichita Eagle
  • Published Tuesday, Sep. 17, 2013, at 1:13 p.m.
  • Updated Thursday, Sep. 19, 2013, at 12:25 p.m.

A 17-month-old boy continues to fight for his life at a local hospital, a day after he was found floating in a koi pond in the backyard of his grandparents’ house in south Wichita.

A police report states a relative dropped the toddler off at a house Monday morning in the 5100 block of South Madison, Hydraulic and I-135. Police have said the house belongs to the toddler’s grandparents.

The young boy was in a screened-in area and crawled through a dog door to get outside, the police report stated. He was found face-up in the koi pond in the backyard at about 7:30 a.m.

He was taken to Wesley Medical Center in critical condition. Police have said the boy may have slipped on rain-slickened rocks at the edge of the pond and fallen into the water.

Reach Stan Finger at 316-268-6437 or sfinger@wichitaeagle.com. Follow him on Twitter: @StanFinger.

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