Arrangements set for Illinois boy who drowned in Routt County pond

MASCOUTAH, Ill. — Funeral arrangements are set for a 5-year-old southwestern Illinois boy who authorities say drowned in a Colorado pond while he was with his family.

Authorities say Colt Meurer of Mascoutah went missing last Thursday morning after being last seen with two older brothers on a dock of a pond in northwestern Colorado, near the border of Eagle and Routt counties.

A diver found him later, and the boy was flown by the Colorado National Guard to a Vail hospital where he died.

Funeral home visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Moll Funeral home in Mascoutah.

A private burial will be Friday.

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