Police Release More Information Following Three-Year-Old Drowning Death

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GERRY — New York State Police have released more information regarding the drowning death of a three-year-old boy in the Town of Gerry.

Troopers said that at 4:40 p.m., Monday, they responded to a call for a missing child on Damon Hill Road.

While patrols were in route to the area, the child was found unresponsive at the bottom of an above ground pool.

Troopers and a Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Deputy attempted life-saving measures but were not successful.

Police said the child was not wearing a life vest. His body was transported to the Erie County Medical Examiner’s Office for an autopsy.

Sinclairville Fire Department and EMS assisted in this incident, which remains under investigation.


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