5-year-old boy drowns during family cookout on Indianapolis’ east side

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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (July 20, 2015) – A 5-year-old boy drowned on the city’s east side during a family cookout Saturday evening.

Police were called to the 9500 block of Gemini Drive around 7 p.m. on reports of a child not breathing.

Authorities transported the 5-year-old boy to Riley Hospital.

The boy was pronounced dead at the hospital.

According to family members, they were having a cookout when the boy went into the backyard by himself. Family members found him unresponsive in the pool.

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