8-year-old boy drowns in Queens

July 4, 2008 8:36:30 PM PDT
An 8-year-old boy drowned in Queens Friday.The child was rushed to Booth Memorial Hospital in cardiac arrest. He was pronounced dead at the hospital.

Authorities say the pool was 4- to 6-feet deep, and the child was found in the deep end. He was reportedly with a group of adults, who were at a party at the 136th Street home. Sadly, no one realized that he was drowning.

The medical examiner says that preliminary information may indicate that the child could have had a seizure while in the pool.

Police say no criminal charges will be filed.

This is the third drowning in less than a week in the Tri-State area. In Fairfield, Connecticut, a 17-year-old boy drowned in a private lake Tuesday. And on Thursday, a nanny drowned while trying to rescue a toddler.

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WEB PRODUCED BY: Bill King


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