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Toddler Drowns In Canal

Sat., May 20, 1995, midnight

A 2-year-old Nampa boy died when he wandered from his grandmother’s yard and fell into an irrigation canal.

Police were called at 4:40 p.m. Thursday to search for Akia J. Knibbe.

Residents along Middleton Road, about a mile down the canal, found the child in the water 50 minutes later.

Efforts to revive Knibbe failed, and the child was declared dead at about 8:45 p.m., police said.

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