6-year-old boy drowns in retention pond near his home
A 6-year-old boy died after he was pulled from a pond near his Naperville home Saturday morning.
Police responded to a call of a child found face down in a retention pond at 95th Street and Cedar Glade in Naperville about 11:39 a.m., according to the Naperville Fire Department.
Police arrived on the scene minutes later and took over cardiopulmonary resuscitation from the caller who had removed the child from the water. The boy was transported to Edward Hospital in Naperville where he was pronounced dead, fire officials said.
The boy was identified as 6-year-old Amer Khan, according to the DuPage County coroner’s office. An autopsy was scheduled for Sunday to determine the cause of death, but the Naperville Fire Department called the boy’s death a drowning in a press release.
Divers from the Naperville and Aurora fire departments continued to search the pond after the boy was found to see if anyone else was in the water. They concluded their search about 1:30 p.m., according to the press release. No one else was injured.