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Fort Riley child dies

By The Mercury

A 2-year-old Fort Riley child has died from injuries suffered on Milford lake this past weekend.

Geary County Sheriff Tony Wolf said Robert Duff Jr. fell off a boat his parents had rented during an excursion Saturday. Efforts to rescue the child by the parents, Robert and Shannon Duff, were unsuccessful.

A 5-year-oldĀ sibling who remained in the boat was not injured.

The victim was pulled from the water by Clay County law enforcement and Wildlife and Parks authorities and taken to Geary Community Hospital. He was then airlifted to Stormont Vail in Topeka, where he died overnight Saturday.

The father was reported to be hospitalized in Topeka with injuries sustained during a rescue attempt.

The mother was not hospitalized

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