8-year-old Ottawa County boy dies after 'near drowning' in pool

Becky Vargo • Jun 25, 2017 at 4:50 PM

GEORGETOWN TWP. — An 8-year-old Jenison boy died Sunday, a day after he nearly drowned in a swimming pool at an Ottawa County residence, according to Sgt. Cal Keuning of the Ottawa County Sheriff’s Department.

Bystanders, deputies and paramedics all attempted to save Mekhi Davon Ivy’s life after he was discovered in the pool.

Emergency crews responded to the Sunningdale neighborhood around 2 p.m. Saturday.

Ivy was taken to Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital in Grand Rapids. A Kent County medical examiner informed police Sunday afternoon that the child had died, Keuning said.

The incident is still under investigation.

A GoFundMe page is set up in the child's name to help the family cover funeral costs.

Police earlier said the child was 7 years old. They corrected the information.

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