FLINT — A 3-year-old boy drowned in Lake Arrowhead on Monday afternoon.
Jackson Harrell, a Lake Arrowhead resident, died of accidental drowning, Steuben County Deputy Coroner Rodney Snyder said Tuesday afternoon.
The Indiana State Police, along with Indiana Conservation Officers are investigating the drowning that occurred in the lake that’s located about 9 miles west of Angola, about 2 miles east from the Steuben-LaGrange county line.
Preliminary investigation by Indiana State Police Detective David Poe indicates Monday at approximately 2:30 p.m., the Indiana State Police and Steuben County Sheriff Deputies responded to a report of a child found in the water at Lake Arrowhead. Jackson was unresponsive when emergency personal arrived on scene, and immediate life-saving measures were attempted until medical personnel arrived.
Jackson was transferred to the grounds of Lake Missionary Church, from where he was going to be taken by air ambulance to a Fort Wayne hospital. While waiting for the helicopter, Jackson was pronounced dead by Snyder.
A neighbor said Jackson was a resident of the lake. She also said when he was found, he was naked.
Assisting at the scene were the Steuben County Sheriff’s Department, Indiana Conservation Officers, Steuben County Emergency Medical Service and the Steuben County Coroner.
It is the second drowning of the year in Steuben County-area lakes. In January, Robert W. Penland, 45, Pleasant Lake, apparently drowned after he fell through the ice on Terry Lake near Hamilton while ice fishing.