Toddler pulled from Wichita pond passes away

Ethan Kimmi

WICHITA, Kansas – A 17-month-old boy has died after being pulled from a private pond in Wichita.

Ethan Joshua Kimmi was pulled from his grandfather’s fish pond early Monday in the 5100 block of South Madison.

He was taken to Wesley Medical Center in critical condition where he passed away.

Police says the boy wandered out of the house and fell into the pond in the backyard.

His family released the following statement:

“It is with great sadness that our beloved Ethan Joshua Kimmi has gone to heaven. In his short life he touched so many people. He never met a single stranger. He is in heaven giving high five’s to everyone. Our family would like to thank everyone for their prayers and support. This is a very tough time in our lives. He will be greatly missed. Anyone willing to help with expenses can go to any Credit Union of America under Ethan Kimmi Memorial Fund. Thanks again for everyone’s support – Mitchell Kimmi Family.” provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language, racial slurs or consistent name calling will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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