CONNERSVILLE, Ind. (AP) — State conservation officers say they're investigating the drowning of a 6-year-old boy in an eastern Indiana river.
Michael Gentry of Connersville drowned about 8 p.m. Sunday in the Whitewater River while he was swimming with his 10-year-old sister.
Indiana Conservation officers say the siblings' mother, Ashley Gentry, was close by and observed both children enter deeper water just before her 6-year-old son slipped beneath the water's surface in Connserville.
A county emergency worker found the boy about half hour later in 10 feet of water. The child was pronounced dead a short time later at a Connersville hospital.