On Tuesday, April 16, 2013 at approximately 12:45 pm, personnel from the Wareham Police Department, Onset Fire Department, Wareham EMS, Wareham Harbormaster Dept., and K-9 Units responded to lot #14 at the Lakeside Trailer Park regarding a reported missing child. According to the reporting party and grandmother of the child, Valerie Navarro, 3 year old Alyvia Navarro wandered from her care and had been missing for approximately 25 minutes, when she called for police assistance. Ms. Navarro further reported that the 3 year-old child was autistic.
Upon arrival at the scene, an immediate and extensive search of the area was initiated and SEMLEC Search & Rescue Team was notified to respond. Approximately 1 hour later, 3 year old Alyvia Navarro was located by Wareham Harbormaster’s assistants in Dick’s Pond, approximately 25 yards from the shore, in an unresponsive condition. The child was immediately brought to shore, where paramedics administered life-saving medical attention and transported her to Tobey Hospital in Wareham, where medical treatment continued until the child was transferred to Boston Children’s Hospital in Boston, MA via Med-Flight. The child is currently in critical condition.
The incident is being investigated by the Wareham Police Department Detective Division and Mass. State Police C-PAC Unit.