FAIRFIELD, Ohio (WDTN) – A father and daughter were found dead after a truck was found submerged in a pond in Fairfield late Monday night, our partners at WLWT report.
A child called 911 shortly after 7:30 pm Monday to report that a red truck had been driven into the pond at the Villages of Wildwood apartment complex.
According to the Fairfield Fire Department, a 4-year-old boy was spotted by a passerby surfacing out of the water. The passerby then dove into the water to rescue the child, who was treated and reunited with his mother.
At around midnight, police confirmed a man’s body and 6-year-old girl’s body were pulled from the pond. They are believed to be father and daughter, while the 4-year-old boy that was rescued is the man’s son.
While the incident doesn’t appear to be intentional, the man had an active arrest warrant for his arrest for a violation of probation.
The bodies were taken to the Butler County Coroner’s Office for an autopsy.Grab the FREE WDTN News App from the Apple Store or Google play. Stay up to date with all the local news, weather and sports as well as live newscasts and events as they happen.