A 5-year-old boy has died after falling into the Missabe Mountain Mine Pit outside of Virginia, Wednesday afternoon, according to a report from the Virginia Police Department.

The boy fell approximately 70 feet.

The water emergency was reported shortly after 4:09 p.m. The incident is under investigation and appears to be an accident, according to the initial police report.

Members of the St. Louis County Rescue Squad, Virginia police and fire departments responded to the scene. Identification is pending notification of family and further details will be released upon the completion of the investigation.

This story was updated at 8:30 a.m. April 30 to correct the name of the pit the boy fell in and the number of people who fell. It was originally posted at 7:44 p.m. April 28. The News Tribune regrets the error.