At approximately 7:20 pm on May 24, 2015, the Kentwood Police Department responded to the community pool at the Wingate Apartments on a report of a child in the pool and unresponsive. The 5-year-old male was pulled from the pool at Wingate Apartments by a resident. The subject’s 9-year-old brother was also present at the time. Kentwood Officers arrived on scene immediately after this and began CPR on the child. Kentwood Firefighters and EMTs arrived next and took over medical treatment. The child was transported by ambulance to the Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital. The child is currently in critical condition at the hospital.
The pool was closed, and the community building and gate to the pool were locked, at the time of the incident.
The case remains under investigation. Anyone with further information is asked to contact the Kentwood Police Department at 698-6580 or Silent Observer.
The five-year-old child victim is identified as Aaron Kamara. He resides in Grand Rapids with his mother. At the time of the incident, Aaron was under the care of his grandmother who resides in the Wingate Apartment complex. The incident remains under investigation by the Kentwood Police Department and Child Protective Services.