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Boy, 2, falls through ice, drowns

| April 17, 2012 6:52 PM

The identity of the 2½-year-old boy who drowned in a mostly ice-covered lake after wandering away from the care of his mother and grandmother has been identified.

The body of Havehn Adams was recovered by family members about a half-mile from his home, and they immediately had begun CPR in an attempt to resuscitate him.

The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office received the call for assistance at 12:37 p.m. Tuesday. CANAM Search and Rescue, Eureka Volunteer Ambulance, the U.S. Forest Service and U.S. Border Patrol agents responded to the scene in the Edna Creek area in northern Lincoln County.

Lincoln County Sheriff Roby Bowe was contacted late Tuesday for an update on whether attempts in Kalispell to resuscitate the boy were successful.

“No,” Bowe said pausing. “They were not able to save the boy.”

According to the grandmother, the toddler had been missing for about two hours and that other family members had been out searching for him.

Upon their arrival to the scene, law enforcement and search and rescue units located the family members near the frozen pond about a half-mile from the family home.

Family members’ attempts to resuscitate the boy were unsuccessful. Rescue personnel, who also attempted resuscitation, also were unsuccessful.

In the meantime, helicopter transportation to Kalispell Regional Hospital was arranged. However, further attempts to resuscitate the boy at the hospital also failed.

The drowning is the first of the year this spring in Lincoln County.