A 4-year-old boy has died after apparently falling into a tank used to collect animal waste at a Michigan dairy farm, and a special review team is being appointed to prevent similar accidents, authorities said.
Connor Michael Kasubowski was visiting the farm in Alcona County's Gustin Township on Sunday with his mother when he was reported missing, The Alpena News reported.
The boy hadn't been seen for about an hour when deputies arrived at the farm about 160 miles north of Detroit, and one of his shoes was found near the tank. Crews pulled Connor from the tank and he was pronounced dead at a hospital.
"Our investigation is indicating there doesn't appear to be any wrongdoing," Sheriff Doug Atchison said.
The investigation is ongoing. A Child Death Review board will include representatives from the Michigan State Police, emergency management, the sheriff's department, community mental health, the school district, the prosecutor's office and the medical examiner's office.
"It is their responsibility to look into the circumstances of the death of a child and see if there is anything to potentially prevent this type of accident from happening in the future," Atchison said.