Five-Year-Old Falls in Pond, Air-Lifted to South Bend

The five-year-old was airlifted to Memorial Hospital in South Bend. Photo provided by Jes Laughlin.

A five-year-old child was transported to Memorial Hospital in South Bend earlier this afternoon after he was reportedly found unresponsive after falling into a small pond in the North 600 Block of Ind. 23. A witness called 911 and told police that the child had fallen into the pond, and Starke County EMS rushed to the scene where they found the unresponsive child partially in the water.

The Hamlet Fire Department set up a landing zone near the intersection of 600 E and U.S. 30 for Memorial Hospital’s Med-Flight helicopter to land and transport the child to the hospital, where he was being held at last report.

No more information is available at this time, but the incident is still under investigation and WKVI will keep you informed as more information becomes available.