UPDATE @ 10:40 a.m. Sept. 6: The child who drowned has been identified as 3-year-old Silas Malone, according to the Montgomery County Coroner’s Office.
UPDATE @ 10:12 p.m.: The 3-year-old Springfield boy found in the above-ground pool has died, a Clark County sheriff’s supervisor said. The investigation is ongoing.
UPDATE @ 6:55 p.m.: The victim in the Clark County possible drowning is a 3-year-old Springfield boy found in an above-ground pool in the backyard of a home on Mumper Road in the Moorefield Twp. area of Clark County.
The child had been at a family gathering across the road at an address on Floyd Drive, Clark County sheriff’s Lt. Christopher Clark said.
Someone from the Floyd Drive address called 9-1-1 about 5:15 p.m. that the child had been found in the pool. He had been with other children who were playing and had been missing only a couple of minutes before an adult relative found him.
“We’re not sure of the child’s condition,” Clark said. The sheriff’s office has not received any word from Dayton Children’s Hospital.
“We’re not sure how he got in. There is a deck attached to the pool. We can only assume he went up the deck, but we’re not 100 percent sure at this point” how the child made his way into the pool.
CPR was performed before a township rescue unit and CareFlight arrived and later by personnel from those units when they arrived on scene.
Clark said the pool was not covered. He estimated the depth to be about 4 to 4 1/2 feet.
UPDATE @ 6:11 p.m.: The victim in the possible drowning in Clark County has been taken to Dayton Children’s Hospital by CareFlight, according to a sheriff’s deputy.
The deputy confirms the victim is a child, but cannot be certain about the child’s age.
The child’s condition is not certain and the investigation into what happened is just beginning. We’re hearing the scene is an above-ground backyard pool.
A Moorefield Twp. fire/rescue unit has been dispatched on a possible drowning on Floyd Drive involving a child.
The dispatch went out about 5:13 p.m. CareFlight has been dispatched as well.
We have a crew on the way and we’ll update this developing report.
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