Orion Township Boy Dies after Being Found in Nearby Pool!

Orion Township, MI – March 25, 2023 – A 5-year-old boy with special needs died Saturday after he was found in a neighbor’s above ground pool approximately two hours after he was last seen at home.

Oakland County Sheriff’s Office deputies were called to a residence in the 1100 block of Devon St. on Saturday shortly before 4pm. The boy’s grandfather reported that the boy was last seen at the home about 3:30pm. The rear door to the home was open and the boy was missing. The boy was wearing jeans and a sweatshirt but no jacket. The temperature at the time was 37 degrees Fahrenheit.

The grandfather told deputies the boy had attempted to leave the home in the past.

The Sheriff’s Office Search and Rescue Team, two K-9 units, Orion Township Fire Department personnel and multiple deputies began a search for the boy, going house to house and searching a nearby woods, a lake, and a swamp. Drones could not be used because of high winds in the area.

Firefighters located the boy on the cover of an above ground pool at a home on Crestmont, about a block away from where the boy lived. The cover had at least one foot of standing water on it. There was a ladder on the rear of the pool the boy likely used to gain access to the water. Paramedics immediately began performing CPR on the boy as he was transported to a nearby hospital where he died a short time later.

An autopsy was performed today. The cause and manner of death are pending


March 27, 2023, Oakland County Sheriff and Rochester.Life staff

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