Ten year-old boy drowns in Brookings pond

July 6, 2020

BROOKINGS, S.D. (AP) – Divers have discovered the body of a missing 10-year-old boy in a South Dakota pond.

The boy went missing Thursday night in Brookings.

Police discovered his bike and sandals near a pond later that night.

A Brookings Fire Department dive team searched the pond for part of the night and resumed at 7 a.m. Friday morning using pumps to remove about 300,000 gallons of water. After the water was removed searchers found the boy’s body around 8:40 a.m.

Authorities the drowning was accidental, noting the boy didn’t know how to swim.