WILLIAMSBURG, Ohio — The body of a missing 3-year-old boy was found Saturday morning after hours of searching, according to the Clermont County Sheriff's Office.
The body of Asher Puntillo was found in a pond near his family's home on Concord Hennings Mill Road, around 2:30 a.m. Saturday, after he was reported missing around 7:20 p.m. Friday.
#BREAKING 3-year-old Asher Puntillo dies from drowning in his backyard pond during a family cookout, per police.— Jasmine Minor (@jasmineminortv) July 6, 2019
Over 100 neighbors/volunteers helped look for him. His floaties were found near the pond.
Prayers up for the Puntillo family. 🙏🏽 @WCPO pic.twitter.com/XNVTyrrjWl
The search for Puntillo started after he was not seen during dinner at a cookout and camp-out with friends and family. During the search, an arm float was found near the edge of a pond which adults and children had swam in Friday.
The Ohio Task Force One dive team responded to the area to help search the pond where divers found the boy's body.
The Clermont County Sheriff's Office believes this was an accidental drowning and no foul play is suspected.