Mansfield Boy Saved From Drowning, Mother May Face Charges

  • 8/28/2018 1:41:39 PM
  • WMFD Digital Team
  • Local News

MANSFIELD, OH - A child was saved from drowning at North Lake Park in Mansfield Monday evening when he and his brother wandered away from their home, and their mother now faces possible charges of child endangerment.

Officers responded to a call in reference to a child drowning at about 6:07 PM on August 27th. April Jones, a 44-year-old Mansfield resident, had been exercising at North Lake Park when she noticed a child walking towards the water. Jones witnessed him fall into the water and become completely submerged. She ran toward him and managed to pull him out of the lake, breathing but shaken.

While officers attempted to locate the child's parents, they came across another child wandering around alone. When asked, the boy was able to lead officers to his home, where police identified a 23-year-old woman as the mother of both children.

Officers explained to the mother what had occurred at North Lake Park, and she was escorted to the lake. The boy who had been pulled from the water was transported to OhioHealth to be treated, where his mother was issued two court summonses for child endangerment in lieu of arrest. Child services were also contacted and provided with a report of the event.

 More information on this story will be provided as it becomes available.

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