Police investigating toddler found in rentention pond

A 2-year-old boy has been rushed to the hospital after being found unresponsive in a retention pond Friday afternoon.

The toddler, who lives with his family at Bexley Village Apartments off Smith Valley Road in Greenwood, went into the water after wandering away from his home while his father was asleep, Greenwood Police Department Assistant Chief Matt Fillenwarth said. The father works a night shift, police said.

Police said they believe the boy may have fallen into the water due to the steep embankment around the pond, Fillenwarth said.

A Bexley Village maintenance worker saw what he thought was a person in the water about 2:30 p.m. Friday and called 911, Fillenwarth said.

Police and medics arrived within two minutes, pulled the boy from the water and started CPR, Fillenwarth said.

The boy was taken by ambulance to Franciscan St. Francis Health Hospital in Indianapolis, then transferred to Riley Hospital for Children at Indiana University Health, Fillenwarth said.

“We’re very upset and concerned about this,” Bexley Village Apartments property manager April Hall said. “We are praying for the family.”

Police do not know how long the boy was in the water, Fillenwarth said. Police are investigating.