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Cass County boy dies after nearly drowning in Lake of the Ozarks

A 3-year-old Cass County boy has died  two days after nearly drowning in the Lake of the Ozarks.
A 3-year-old Cass County boy has died two days after nearly drowning in the Lake of the Ozarks. jtoyoshiba@kcstar.com

A Cass County boy has died two days after nearly drowning at the Lake of the Ozarks.

According to a Missouri State Highway Patrol incident report, doctors pronounced 3-year-old Jared Jones dead at about 2:30 p.m. on July 9.

Jones' death comes after the child nearly drowned while at the Lake of the Ozarks on July 7. According to the incident report, Jones wandered from a home near Pearson Branch and was found in the water at about 4:46 p.m. He was then initially transported to Lake Regional Hospital and later transferred to University Hospital in Columbia where he died.

Patrol reports say the child was not wearing a safety device.

Additional information has not been made available.

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