6-year-old boy drowns in Whitewater River

CONNERSVILLE, IN (FOX19) - Indiana authorities are investigating the drowning of a 6-year-old boy in the Whitewater River.

Investigators say Michael Gentry was swimming with his 10-year-old sister in Connersville just before 8 p.m. Sunday night.

The mother, Ashley Gentry, was close by and observed both siblings enter into deeper water, when the 6-year-old went beneath the surface.

The boy was located in about 10 feet of water at about 8:30 p.m. He was taken to Fayette Regional Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

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