OMAHA (KPTM) – One child is dead from drowning in a lake and a second child nearly died in a private swimming pool.
It is a deadly and dangerous day on the water around Omaha.
On Wednesday afternoon, 11-year-old Isaiah Griffin died shortly after getting to the hospital. He drowned near a beach at Lake Manawa. He was attending an Open Door Mission Day camp.
Investigators say he was swimming and playing football with other kids from the camp when he disappeared. Witnesses at the beach told Fox 42 he was underwater for nearly 10 minutes before he was found.
One of the camp counselors found him in about four feet of water and pulled him up on the shore where they tried to perform CPR.
Sunni Stickney arrived at Lake Manawa just as the ambulance was leaving.
"Well it's scary you know, I mean being here with our kids and everything, that's like a parent's worst nightmare. We just stayed as close as possible to our kids you know and didn't let them out of our sight. It's just the worst possible thing that could happen," she said.
Investigators told Fox 42 several camp counselors and lifeguards were on duty at the time. They also said right now the boy's drowning is accidental but are still investigating late Wednesday night.
And in West Omaha a Five-year-old boy almost died this afternoon while swimming in a private pool near 192nd and Dodge.
Police say the child was swimming on a floaty when he slipped off and started to sink.
That is when his 11-year-old brother helped him out of the pool.
An adult who was by the pool gave him CPR. Police say the boy is okay.
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