Child drowns in South Wichita pool


A child has drowned in south Wichita. Wichita Police Lt. Matt Lang says it happened Tuesday night in the 17-hundred block of east Lockwood, near 53rd south and Hydraulic. The father was in the area when the boy got into the pool. 

Unfortunately the child had slipped through part of the gate that had a little bit bigger gap than the normal fence did," said Lt. Lang. "You can't assume that everything's going to be ok because you see a locked door, locked gate.  And it leads to some tragic circumstances like we see here today, so always pay attention to where your child is."

Paramedics tried to revive the child, but did not succeed. Police say the boy was under the age of five.