BROWNSBURG- On 05/07/2022 at approximately 12:15pm, Hendricks County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to the report of a child possibly in a creek near Hidden Hills Lane off of 56th St. near Brownsburg.
Hendricks County Deputies and Brownsburg Fire Territory personnel arrived on scene and began to search the area. A Sheriff’s Deputy located the child in the creek and pulled him from the moving water at approximately 12:30pm. The child was unresponsive and was provided immediate medical care by personnel on scene from the Brownsburg Fire Territory. That child, a five-year-old male, was taken to an area hospital where he was later pronounced dead. A second child was located in the area who had also been in the water, but appears to have made it out of the water on her own.
The preliminary investigation indicates that the children involved in this incident were playing outside at their home. For an unknown reason two of the children went near the creek southeast of the residence and into the “relatively rapid moving” water. The five-year-old boy who died during this incident has been identified as Yoel Michael of Brownsburg. The three-year-old girl has been treated and released from an Indianapolis hospital.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family involved in this tragic incident and our community as a whole.