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Metamora Toddler Dies in Drowning Accident

A 3-year-old from Metamora drowned Monday morning in a lake near his family's home.

Luke Rynearson, 3, lived at Lake Wildwood Mobile Home Park on Horseshoe Lane. Family members reported him missing around 7:30 a.m.

Family members said he slipped out without anyone noticing. He was soon found unresponsive and not breathing in a lake.

The child was taken to OSF Saint Francis Medical Center. Peoria County Coroner Jamie Harwood pronounced Rynearson dead just before 10 a.m.

Harwood said there are no signs of trauma or foul play.

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Tim Shelley is the News Director at WCBU Peoria Public Radio.