(6-21-21) On June 18th, 2021 at approx. 12:06 pm, Wayne Twp. EMS was dispatched to a residence in eastern Wayne Twp., Auglaize County.  The call was for a child that was located floating in a pond, and was now unresponsive.  The caller also reported that CPR was being performed.

Wayne Twp Fire and EMS, Indian Lake EMS, Waynesfield Police Dept. and the Auglaize County Sheriff’s Office all responded.  The victim was transported to Lima Memorial Hospital and was later pronounced deceased.

The victim, Austin R. Smith DOB of 06-18-18, resided in Burkburnett, Texas, was here visiting family for the weekend. 

No foul play is suspected as this was a tragic accident that remains under investigation.  No further comment can be made at this time.