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Toddler dies after possibly falling into Oconto Co. brook

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Editors Note: An earlier version of this story contained incorrect information provided by the Oconto County Sheriff’s Office about how long the 3-year-old toddler had been missing before it was reported. The story has been corrected. We apologize for the error.

OCONTO COUNTY, Wis. (WFRV) – A 3-year-old toddler has died after police removed the child from a stream of water in the Town of Townsend on Thursday afternoon.

According to the Oconto County Sheriff’s Office, at around 4 p.m., deputies responded to a report that a 3-year-old boy had possibly fallen in the McCauslin Brook located off County Highway T, near East Burnt Dam Road and Cassler Drive, in the Town of Townsend.

Upon arrival, officials were able to locate and remove the child from the water and quickly began life-saving measures on the boy. However, unfortunately, deputies say those efforts were unsuccessful, and the boy was pronounced dead.

This incident remains under investigation by the Oconto County Sheriff’s Office and the Brown County Medical Examiner’s Office.

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