Boy Drowns at Trail of Tears State Park

1 decade 3 years 8 months ago Tuesday, July 18 2006 Jul 18, 2006 Tuesday, July 18, 2006 6:50:17 PM CDT July 18, 2006 in News
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CAPE GIRARDEAU - A two-year-old southeast Missouri boy has died after wandering from his parents into a lake at Trail of Tears State Park. Juan Pichardo was found Sunday night in less than three feet of water at Lake Boutin, authorities said. He died Monday at St. Louis Children's Hospital. A family friend said Juan's mother turned away briefly and he was gone. He was found in the water after 10-15 minutes of searching. the Cape Girardeau County Sheriff's Department said its on-site investigation found the parents were not negligent.

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