UPDATED: 5:53 p.m., Aug. 2
The DuPage County Coroner's office has identified the 6-year-old drowning victim as Amer Khan, of the 2900 block of Kilbourne in Naperville.
Both the coroner's office and the Naperville Police Department continue to investigate the death of the child, the DuPage County Coroner's office said in a news release issued Saturday afternoon.
"Amer was found unresponsive in a retention pond near his home. He was transported to Edward hospital, however, despite the best of efforts, he was pronounced dead by a member of the hospital E.R. at 12:28 p.m.," the news release said.
The incident remains under investigation and an autopsy is schedule for Aug. 4.
UPDATED: 3:53 p.m., Aug. 2
A 6-year-old boy appears to have drowned after a resident found him face down in a pond near the Glenmuir Apartments Saturday morning.
The call of the reported drowning was made to 911 at 11:39 a.m. from a caller who found the child in the
pond, near 95th Street and Cedar Glade Drive. The caller pulled the boy from the water
and attempted to resuscitate him, according to a fire official.
arrived first at the scene, about two minutes after the first call came in.
They took over CPR, according to a news release from Bureau Chief Mark Thurow
from the Naperville Fire Department.
Paramedics arrived about four minutes after the initial 911 call was made and and took over patient care, placing the child in the ambulance, while continuing treatment as the boy was taken to Edward Hospital, according to the news release.
The 6-year-old was pronounced dead shortly after he arrived
at Edward Hospital, according to Thurow. His name is not being released pending
An underwater search of the pond for possible additional victims was undertaken and the search was completed at 1:30 p.m., Thurow said. No additional victims were found.
“The Fire Department would like to offer its condolences to
the victim’s family as well as all those affected by this tragedy,” Thurow said
in the news release.
In addition to the water response team, two command vehicles, two ambulances, two engines, a truck, the water rescue vehicle and a boat, a total of 18 fire department personnel and Naperville Police responded. An additional engine, ambulance and Chief Officer responded to the scene along with the Aurora Fire Department Dive Team to support divers from the Naperville Fire Department in the search.-----------
Naperville firefighters responded to a possible drowning Saturday in a pond at a south Naperville apartment complex.
More than a dozen emergency vehicles as well as the city's fire department water rescue team responded to Glenmuir Apartments, Kilburne Lane and 95th Street, around 11:40 a.m. Saturday and searched a retention pond for about two hours after a young boy was rescued from the water, witnesses at the scene said.
According to witnesses, a young boy was pulled from the water and taken to a hospital. Dive teams continued to search the pond until about 1:30 p.m.
The pond is located off of 95th Street, west of the entrance to Glenmuir Apartments, 2604 Rockport Lane.
Witnesses and residents on the scene said they don't often see children playing near the pond.
"This is the first time this has happened since I've been here, and I've lived here 13 years," said one witness who lives west of the pond in the Stonewater Townhomes.
Patch will have more on this developing story.