Boy in Beinville Parish found dead

Bienville Parish (KSLA) - A 4-year-old Castor boy was discovered dead after he apparently became pinned underneath a large box-type fan.

According to Bienville Parish Sheriff John Balance, The Bienville Sheriff's Office was dispatched around 10:22 Saturday morning to a home on state Highway 153 just south of Castor, in response to a 911 call reporting a missing child.

A Bienville Sheriff's Deputy found Caleb Mangham unconscious under a large fan about a minute after arriving at the residence. The child was airlifted to LSU Medical Center after failed efforts of reviving him. He was later pronounced dead. The local coroner has ordered an autopsy to determine the exact cause of death.

Caleb's dad told police that he fell asleep after taking medicine and found Caleb missing when he woke up.

When the deputy arrived, he found the boy's father coming out of the woods as he was searching for the little boy. He told police he was preparing to enlist friends in the search effort.

The deputy noticed several large box fans – similar to ones used in chicken houses - in the back yard and when he picked up one of the boxes, he found the missing boy. The fan measured 52-by-52 inches.

"It looks as though the fan fell on the child and pinned him under," said Sheriff Ballance.