SEARCY, Ark. – A 6-year-old child died Wednesday after falling into the Little Red River near Searcy.
According to a spokesperson for the White County Sheriff’s Office, the child’s father is facing charges of manslaughter and endangering the welfare of a minor.
Deputies searching for the child Wednesday found the 6-year-old in the water and attempted to revive him, but he was pronounced dead at a local hospital.
WCSO officials said that details in the case led to the charges. The father is being held on a $100,000 bond.