The toddler who drowned Tuesday in a Corcoran holding pond has been identified as 2-year-old Charlie J. Vollrath, of Loretto, officials said Thursday.
Deputies from the Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office and Corcoran police officers were sent to a farmhouse in the 22900 block of Strehler Road at 4:20 p.m. Tuesday. The child had been pulled from the pond by family members and was not breathing. Paramedics were not able to revive him, and he died at the scene.
How Charlie got into the holding pond “is something that is part of the investigation,” said sheriff’s spokesman Jon Collins.
Google maps show that the property is farmland with a house, outbuildings, silos and a small pond on the land.
The boy and his parents, Jason and Jennifer Vollrath, apparently don’t live at the farm. The family’s address is listed in Loretto, about five minutes away.
The Hennepin County medical examiner’s office ruled the boy’s cause of death was freshwater drowning. The circumstances of his death have not yet been released.