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5-year-old dies after being pulled from lake

A 5-year-old boy found in Bixler Lake in Noble County died Sunday in a Fort Wayne hospital, according to Indiana conservation officers and the Allen County Coroner’s Office.

He has been identified as Dominic D. Slone-Lehman of Cromwell by the coroner’s office,

The boy and his family were at a beach in Bixler Lake Park in Kendallville when he went missing shortly before 5 p.m. Saturday. Almost immediately, he was found floating in about 5 feet of water, conservation officers said.

He was unresponsive, and lifeguards and medics performed CPR on him. Dominic was taken to Parkview Noble Hospital in Kendallville and later flown to Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne.

The coroner’s office said he died early Sunday evening. The drowning death has been ruled an accident.

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