6-year-old boy drowns in retention pond near his home

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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.

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  • Steve Horvath

    Is this your TOP STORY? A 6 year old boy drowning to his death?
    I know you love to and thrive on peoples' misery, but isn't this pushing a bit too far?
    Have you any conscience or decency for the family of the lost child to portray his death as a TOP STORY? Shame on YOU!

    • Concerned

      It is the most recent that they have to report. That's why it's posted in this manner. I doubt they mean any disrespect in regards to this sad tragedy.

    • Sad World

      Oh my gosh. Do you write this comment on every article that involves a child death? This isn't the first article this weekend regarding a child dying. There have been multiple children shot this week/weekend. Should they censor this one because it happened to a family in NAPERVILLE?!?! Calm down. News is news.

    • Buddy

      I agree, where were his other two brothers? Are they younger than 12 years old? Should DCFS be called? Where the parents at work for how many hours? Do the kids eat, or simply left on their own? Since the father has a different name, is that why on the TV, he did not seem distraught. And why no picture of grieving mother? So many questions, so little reporting!