PROSSER, Wash. -- A tragedy in Prosser today, as a young boy is found dead in an irrigation pond. So far, the Benton County Sheriff's office says it appears it was an accident. The two-year-old was found near Kingtull Road.
The 2-year-old's guardian put the boy down for a nap and then took a nap herself. When she woke up, the boy was missing. She called her husband home from work to help her look but then called for help. Sherriff's deputies found the boy floating in the pond almost three hours later.
Neighbor Yvette Fitzgerald says, "I think of my own kids and their older now but anything can happen at any time and you just can't go back in time, so it's really sad."
The boy was pronounced dead after being taken to Prosser Memorial Hospital. Sherriff's deputies have not released the address of the home or the names of the family. They are waiting until they have notified the next of kin.