A 4-year-old boy was found dead in a pond near the Monroe/Lawrence county line.
The name is not being released, pending extended family notification.
The boy was reported missing to the Lawrence County Police Department at 5:15 p.m. Monday.
The mother told police her son had ran out of the house, in the 9900 block of Chapel Hill Road and had chased their dogs into the woods.
She told police she yelled and searched the area for about 10 to 15 minutes before calling 911.
Lawrence County police immediately contacted Monroe County authorities who along with Indiana State Police and and Department of Natural Resource officers and local firefighters begin searching for the boy.
The boy’s boots were found at the edge of the pond just before 7 p.m.
According to police, Monroe County Deputy and Dive Team Member Jeff Feiner jumped in and found the boy.
According to police, rescue workers began CPR and the child was rushed by ambulance to IU Health Bloomington Hospital where an emergency room doctor pronounced him dead at 7:38 p.m.