Missing child found dead in south Wichita

06/30/2010 12:00 AM

06/30/2010 7:26 PM

WICHITA — A 3-year-old boy who was the subject of a search this afternoon in the 4100 block of South Seneca has died.

Police found the boy at the bottom of a small lake behind an apartment complex. He was rushed to Via Christi on St. Francis where he was later pronounced dead.

Authorities said the boy was found in 20 feet of water by scuba divers from the Sedgwick County rescue team.

The incident began when the manager of the apartment complex was notified about a small child near the water. When the child was returned home, his parents realized his 3-year-old brother was missing.

Police received a call of a missing child about 3 p.m. Officers, assisted by search dogs, scuba divers and a helicopter, began a search for the boy. He was pulled from the lake about 5 p.m.

Editor's Choice Videos

Join the Discussion

The Wichita Eagle is pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news. Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere on the site or in the newspaper. We encourage lively, open debate on the issues of the day, and ask that you refrain from profanity, hate speech, personal comments and remarks that are off point. Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.

Terms of Service