facebooktwitterRSS
- Advertisement -
- Advertisement -
 

« News Home

Authorities: 8-year-old Ohio boy died of accidental drowning


Published: Mon, July 17, 2017 @ 7:03 p.m.

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — A medical examiner's office says an 8-year-old Akron boy found unresponsive in a northeast Ohio lake over the weekend died of accidental drowning.

The Summit County Medical Examiner's Office issued the ruling today in the death of Brandon Kitts Jr. of Akron.

Authorities said the child's family attended a picnic at Springfield Lake in Summit County on Saturday. The boy's mother reported him missing around 5:30 p.m. Police said he was last seen about 45 minutes earlier playing with ducks.

Dive team members found the boy submerged about an hour after he was reported missing. He was taken to a hospital where he was pronounced dead. Brandon's mother told police her son wasn't familiar with the area and wasn't a strong swimmer.


Don't Miss a Story

Sign up for our newsletter to receive daily news directly in your inbox.

News
Opinion
Entertainment
Sports
Services
Classifieds
Records
Discussions
Community
Help
Forms
Neighbors

HomeTerms of UsePrivacy StatementAdvertiseStaff DirectoryHelp
© 2017 Vindy.com. All rights reserved. A service of The Vindicator.
107 Vindicator Square. Youngstown, OH 44503

Phone Main: 330.747.1471 • Interactive Advertising: 330.740.2955 • Classified Advertising: 330.746.6565
Sponsored Links: Vindy Wheels | Vindy Jobs | Vindy Homes