Investigation Underway After Toddler Drowns In Gateway

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.

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