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Child drowns in private pond

A 1-year-old boy has drowned in a private pond in western Missouri.

The incident happened just before noon Thursday in Pettis County.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol says the child got out of a home and was found in pond. Life-saving efforts were unsuccessful and the child was pronounced dead at the scene.

The child’s name was not released. The patrol did not provide any further details.

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