Update: 5-year-old in near-drowning at Bixler Lake dies

    He passed away Sunday, June 16, at Parkview Hospital.

    Posted on June 17, 2013 at 1:00 a.m. | Updated on June 17, 2013 at 2:47 p.m.

    The 5-year-old boy who nearly drowned at Bixler Lake in Kendallville Saturday has died from his injuries.

    He was pronounced dead at 4:30 p.m., Sunday, June 16, at Parkview Hospital, according to a release from the Indiana Department of Natural Resources Division of Law Enforcement.

    The boy went missing Saturday afternoon while he was at the lake with his family. He was found floating in five feet of water, unresponsive. The boy was taken to Parkview Hospital in Noble County and later flown to Parkview Fort Wayne.

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