Boy dies after being found in pool at family cookout

(WISH Photo, file)

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — A child died Saturday night after an apparent drowning at a family cookout, according to an Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department report.

Medics were sent to the 9400 block of Gemini Drive Saturday on reports that a child wasn’t breathing. Family members told police they were having a cookout when the child went into the backyard. Someone found him in the pool.

The five-year-old boy was rushed to Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health, where he later died.

IMPD is investigating the death. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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