The Auglaize County Sheriff's Office has released information about a recent drowning incident. On June 18, at approx. 12:06 pm, Wayne Twp. EMS was dispatched to a residence in eastern Wayne Twp., Auglaize County. The call was for a child that was located floating in a pond, and was now unresponsive. The caller also reported that CPR was being performed.
Wayne Twp Fire and EMS, Indian Lake EMS, Waynesfield Police Dept. and the Auglaize County Sheriff’s Office all responded. The three-year-old victim, Austin R. Smith, resided in Burkburnett, Texas, was visiting family for the weekend. Smith was transported to Lima Memorial Hospital and was later pronounced deceased.
No foul play is suspected as this was a tragic accident that remains under investigation.