Tragedy struck a Boynton Beach family over the weekend, when a child with autism died after going into a lake.
According to our news partner, WPTV NewsChannel 5, the boy, identified as 5-year-old Riley Dorcius, was sound sensitive as well as non-verbal.
Officials with the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office sent an alert on Saturday evening, as Dorcius was last seen around 6:30 p.m. on Boynton Place Circle.
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Additionally, Hatzalah of Palm Beach County, which is a volunteer search and rescue organization, assisted PBSO.
Rescuers attempted to save the the child at the scene.
However, he later succumbed to his injuries at a local hospital.