Updated: 5-Year-Old Who Drowned Identified
Posted at: 08/24/2013 4:55 PM
| Updated at: 08/26/2013 1:57 PM
By: Emily Haavik
A 5-year-old boy died after he went under the water in Crystal Lake on Saturday, according to Grand Rapids Police. The boy has been identified as Ayden Lee Demarre.
Grand Rapids Police responded to a possible drowning at Crystal Lake, northeast of Grand Rapids at about 1:30 p.m. Authorities learned that Demarre had gone under the water while attempting to get on top of a swim raft.
Officers and first responders jumped into the water and were able to pull the boy out, according to police. Authorities said the Demarre was brought to the hospital, where he later died.
The Grand Rapids Police Department is still investigating the events leading up to the drowning. The Grand Rapids Police Department was assisted by the Itasca County Sheriff’s Department, and Meds 1 Ambulance Service.