GATEWAY (KFSM) -- The Benton County Sheriff's Office is investigating after a toddler drown Monday (April 16) near Gateway.
The 18-month-old was found at around 3 p.m. in a small pond outside their house and flown to a hospital.
The sheriff's office is waiting on an autopsy report.
Gateway, a town of about 400, is in far northeast Benton County, just south of the Missouri border.
Neighbors told 5NEWS it was a freak accident that could have happened to anybody.
" About a year and a half ago they moved into the house and they have been good neighbors ever since. I feel for them they need prayers and thoughts," Cody Griffin said.