LAKE OF THE OZARKS, Missouri– Attempts to revive a 3 year-old boy were unsuccessful after the child was airlifted to University Hospital Saturday following a near-drowning incident.

Jared Jones from East Lynne, Missouri was declared deceased by Dr. Aljabari with the Women’s and Childrens Hospital.

The boy reportedly wandered away from an Adair Township  residence in Camden County sometime on Saturday, July 7th. He was located in the water near the 0.5 mile marker of Pearson Branch by family members.

Trooper Hardy responded to the scene at 4:46 p.m. and was assisted by other troopers and rescue personnel.