BARRON COUNTY — A two-year-old girl has been found dead after she was reported missing Sunday night in Rice Lake, according to a press release from the Rice Lake Police Department.
(Press Release) — On Sunday, December 8, 2019, at approximately 9:33 pm, Officers were dispatched to a residence in the City for a missing child. The caller advised the front door was open and the child could have been missing up to 30 minutes.
Officers responded to the scene and began searching. Fire Department and EMS personnel arrived and many citizens assisted in the search. Law enforcement K9 units and a drone were also deployed in an attempt to locate the child.
At approximately 10:55 pm, an officer using a thermal imaging tool located the child unresponsive in the Red Cedar River.
The child was quickly rushed to a nearby ambulance and subsequently transported to a hospital where lifesaving attempts were unsuccessful.