by Tim Church
CASSVILLE, Mo. – An 8-year-old child is killed in a drowning incident Friday afternoon, three miles north of Cassville in Flat Creek.
The Missouri State Water Patrol reports Haiden Harrison of Cassville was swimming in Flat Creek at 1 p.m., when he disappeared under the water. Harrison was recovered and taken to Mercy Hospital in Cassville, where he was pronounced dead by Dr. Cox.
The Troop D Water Patrol report this incident as its 3rd water fatality for 2016.