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UPDATED: Boy drown after falling into cemetery pond

UPDATED: Boy drown after falling into cemetery pond

Bill Stephens

August 8th, 2016

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UPDATE:

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — The Fayette County Coroner’s Office says an 11-year-old boy has died after being pulled from a pond at The Lexington Cemetery.

Media outlets report that Lexington police say the incident happened Sunday afternoon.

Police told WKYT-TV that the boy and two other children were believed to have been fishing at the pond when the boy fell into the water.

Lexington Fire Battalion Chief Joe Best says a team of divers helped to recover the boy, who was taken to the hospital with life-threatening injuries.

The coroner’s office said on Monday that D’Shannon Davis was pronounced dead at the hospital.

This is the second time in a week someone has fallen into a pond at the cemetery. Last week, a man died after he slipped and fell into the water.

 

ORIGINAL STORY:

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Officials say an 11-year-old boy has been hospitalized after being pulled from a pond at the Lexington Cemetery.

Media outlets report that Lexington police say the incident happened Sunday afternoon.

Police told WKYT-TV that the boy and two other children were believed to have been fishing at the pond when the 11-year-old child fell into the water.

Lexington Fire Battalion Chief Joe Best says a team of divers helped to recover the child, who was taken to the hospital with life-threatening injuries.

This is the second time in a week someone has fallen into a pond at the cemetery. Last week, a man died after he slipped and fell into the water.

 

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