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Police Release Details on Child Drowning Death

Updated: Monday, June 3 2013, 07:21 PM CDT

CEDAR RAPIDS (CBS 2/FOX 28) - Cedar Rapids police Monday released new details on the drowning death of a five year old boy last Friday night.

Police initially responded to a report of a missing 5 year old in the 300 block of 30th St. Drive SE Friday evening. An immediate search found the boy in Indian Creek.

Police gave the boy CPR and he was taken to a local hospital where he later died.

Monday, police said the five year old boy had special needs and had a love for the water. The investigation found the boy managed to get out of a normally locked door and returned to the area of the creek he enjoyed playing at. He slipped in the muddy banks and fell into the creek which had swollen with flood water, was swept away and drowned.

The parents of the boy say the tragic incident is an important reason parents should talk to their children about water safety - including swimming pools, ponds, creeks and rivers.

CBS 2/FOX 28 has opted not to release the child's name.

Police Release Details on Child Drowning Death

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