Metamora toddler drowns in lake

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METAMORA, Ill. — Officials said a Metamora toddler died from drowning in a lake Monday morning.

Three-year-old Luke Rynearson was found unresponsive in the lake on a property on Horseshoe Lane in Metamora, Peoria County Coroner Jamie Harwood said.

Family members reported Rynearson had left their residence unbeknownst to them at approximately 7:30 a.m. They said they began looking for him and found him in the lake, unresponsive and not breathing.

The child was immediately pulled from the lake, and CPR was initiated until EMS and first responders arrived and took over. He was then transported to OSF Saint Francis Pediatric Emergency Department, where he was ultimately pronounced deceased at 9:52 a.m.

Harwood said autopsy results showed Rynearson died from drowning, and there were no signs of trauma or foul play.

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