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Police: 11-Year-Old Boy Drowns in East Hampton Pool

Drowning Sunday evening in East Hampton, police say.


An 11-year-old boy from Brooklyn drowned in an East Hampton swimming pool on Saturday evening, according to a press release from East Hampton Town Police.

Police and ambulance volunteers responded to 508 Route 114 in East Hampton at 5:08 p.m. after receiving a 911 call, police said. 

The boy was unresponsive when found at the bottom of a private pool, police said. He was transported to Southampton Hospital, where he was pronounced dead. 

The death is being investigated, but foul play is not suspected, police said. 

The boy's name is being withheld until all family members have been notified, police said.

Police are asking anyone with information regarding the incident to call investigators at 631-537-7575.
Martha Nassauer June 03, 2014 at 10:55 AM
Yes, we can all write about what not to do, after the fact. I don't think any more guilt needs to be laid at the feet of those responsible...but it IS terrible. My deepest sympathies to those who lost their child to this tragedy.
Gabe Gonsalves June 03, 2014 at 01:54 PM
To chrisie - a tragedy like this at my pool has always been a fear of mine. My rules were simple...if the child's parent(s) was not poolside then the child was not allowed inside the pool area. During events like holiday barbequeues I hired a lifeguard. Of course that does not eliminate the issue of a child wandering and getting into your yard when nobody is home but if you have all the code requirments that go with a pool that becomes less of an issue. I can even imagine how the family or families involved feel....I hope at some time they can find comfort.
christie nicolle June 03, 2014 at 03:24 PM
Gabe I hear you - I'm glad I have no kids to worry over, but truly feel for those who do! What's scary is, this Summer, how many tragic stories like this will we hear??
WayneH June 03, 2014 at 03:32 PM
It is not just children. Over the years I have heard of dogs and cats being found in pools. As Gabe said, it's a fear that sits in the back of your mind whenever there is a possibility of children somehow getting inside unattended. And I am not talking about just young children.
Penny Quince June 05, 2014 at 06:30 AM
My dog died in a neighbors pool. The pool company had opened the poor the previous day and left the gate wired open (as it had been all winter). Pool companies and owners are often irresponsible. EH Town Board Members don't want to hear about it. Nothing changes. It's an outrage. There's a simple fix and they won't do it.

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