A 4-year-old boy died Thursday at Saint Francis Hospital two days after he was pulled unresponsive from Fort Gibson Lake, according to a news release from the Oklahoma Highway Patrol.

The boy and his family were near Toppers Landing about 8 p.m. Tuesday when the boy submerged out of sight of his father, according to the release. His father found the boy just beneath the water’s surface and began CPR.

The boy was flown to Saint Francis on Tuesday evening in critical condition but was pronounced dead at 9:36 p.m. Thursday.

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Stetson covers breaking news, general assignment and other stories. He previously worked at the Enterprise-Journal in Mississippi. He is from Broken Arrow and graduated with a journalism degree from Oklahoma State University. Phone: 918-581-8466

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