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Boy dies after falling into irrigation canal

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PROSSER, Wash--  The Benton County Sheriff's Office says a 5 year-old boy has died after falling into an irrigation canal.

Sergeant Sabin says the 5 year-old was playing with two siblings around 4:00 this afternoon.  Shortly after, the child fell into the water.  Sergeant Sabin says one of the siblings jumped in to help.

Officials say the child went down the canal.  Crews used an airplane to spot the child.  They found him hung up on a beam at the Chandler Dam switching point.  Deputies immediately performed CPR on the child before he was taken by ambulance to Kadlec Medical Center.  The child died shortly after.

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