A two-year-old boy drowned in a private pond Thursday night in Dallas County.

According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, a two-year-old male from Phillipsburg, was reported missing at 15 Blue Springs Circle (southeast of Buffalo), around 8:30 Thursday night.

A search was conducted and the body was found in a nearby pond. The boy was pronounced dead by Coroner Matt Wisdom at 10:21 p.m. The body was released to Cantlon Otterness & Viets Funeral Home in Buffalo.