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Raleigh boy who drowned to be buried Saturday

Posted August 16, 2013

At the Spring Forest Apartment Homes, on Sedgewick Drive off Spring Forest Road in the northeast quadrant of the city, first responders treated a person on the pool deck.

An 8-year-old boy who drowned while swimming at a Raleigh apartment complex last week will be laid to rest this weekend.

A funeral service will be held Saturday for Lamont “Bud” Fields. Family and friends gathered at a prayer vigil Thursday night.

The boy drowned while swimming at a pool at Spring Forest Apartment homes in Raleigh on Aug. 9. Paramedics were able to resuscitate the boy and transported him to WakeMed, where he died, Raleigh police said.

He would have turned 9 later this month.


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  • DontVote4LiarsCheatsOrThieves Aug 16, 2013

    So so sad! People who saw him just moments before said he was joyful and full of life, having a great time. Between one breath and the next, comes death, so parents be ever vigilant.

    Praying for those who loved this wee one.

  • busyb97 Aug 16, 2013

    IT would kill me....typo in my last post.

  • busyb97 Aug 16, 2013

    So sad. Praying for peace for the family.....someday. I know it wont come soon. My son is that age. I would just kill me.