Coroner IDs toddler who drowned in Butler County

Drowning in Butler County

BUTLER COUNTY, Ohio (FOX19) - The Hamilton County Coroner’s Office identified a toddler Monday who drowned over the weekend in Ross Township.

Miles Farmer died at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center shortly after he was flown there Friday night, a coroner’s report shows.

Ross Township police said in a news release they responded to a report of a non-responsive young boy in a pool in the 4000 block of Leona Court about 7:20 p.m.

A Go Fund Me page set up to help raise $10,000 for funeral expenses already has collected $15,475.

“My brother and sister-in-law, Sid and Katy Farmer, unexpectedly lost their sweet, beautiful 2-year-old-son Miles in a tragic drowning accident,” reads the Go Fund Me page, organized by Tiffany Jacobsen.

“We all are completely devastated by the loss of Miles. There is nothing that can ever explain the loss of such a beautiful child at such a young age,” the page states. "On behalf of the family I am currently asking for donations to cover the funeral expenses for Miles. Parents should never have to experience the loss of their child, but I hope that this will lighten their burden at this difficult time.

“All donations will go directly to Sid and Katy Farmer. I will update this as soon as more information about funeral arrangements are available.”

The toddler was the first of two people to drown over the weekend in Ross Township.

His body was recovered early Sunday afternoon. Ross Township police identify him as Rodney Vehr.

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