- Associated Press - Monday, September 25, 2017

SYRACUSE, Ind. (AP) - Authorities say a 13-year-old boy who left a home along a northern Indiana lake died after being found submerged the water.

Indiana conservation officers say an Elkhart woman went to check on her son at a home along Lake Wawasee (wah-wah-SEE’) in Syracuse late Friday and couldn’t find him. Her husband checked around a pier at the house and found his son in the lake about a half hour later.

Emergency crews weren’t able to revive the boy. The Kosciusko (kahs-ee-AHS’-koh) County Coroner’s Office pronounced 13-year-old Christopher Dixon of Elkhart dead at the scene.

The sheriff’s department says the boy was autistic.

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