A 5-year-old autistic boy remained in critical condition this afternoon after he was found in a pond near Colwich and rushed to a Wichita hospital.
At least 30 minutes passed between the time he had gone missing from the family home in the 4200 block of North 183rd Street West and was found in a recreational pond about a quarter-mile away, Sedgwick County sheriff's Capt. George Mason said.
He had wandered away from home several times in the past, Mason said.
He was taken to Via Christi Hospital on St. Francis in Wichita.
The pond is about a mile southwest of Colwich.
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