Raleigh child dies after accident at apartment pool
Posted August 10, 2013
Raleigh, N.C. — A 9-year-old pulled from the pool at Spring Forest Apartment Homes in Raleigh Friday died early Saturday at WakeMed, police said.
Paramedics were called to the pool, on Sedgewick Drive off Spring Forest Road, just before 5 p.m. Friday, on a report that a child had drowned.
They were able to resucitate the boy and transported him to WakeMed, where he died, Raleigh police said.
Tony Maxwell said he was at the pool minutes before the incident with his daughter and saw the boy jumping into the pool.
"I was telling my daughter, who is 10, 'I remember when you were doing that at 3 feet.' We chuckled and laughed," Maxwell said. "He was jumping and spinning just like all the other kids."
Maxwell left the pool area shortly before the incident, but he heard about it from a neighbor.
"I was talking to another gentleman who was there after this happened, he was like, 'Yeah, that was the little boy that went over to 8 feet.' And that's when it happened," Maxwell said.