Boy, 7, drowns at birthday party

June 16, 2008 7:12:10 AM PDT
New Castle County police say a 7-year-old Wilmington boy drowned in a pool at a home in Bear during a birthday party. It happened around 7:20 p.m. Sunday at a home in the unit block of Hilary Circle.

Police say 7 year old Damon Emory and others were in the pool and everyone got out to sing "Happy Birthday." However, police say it appears that Emoty got back into the pool without supervision and was found moments later at the bottom of the pool.

Emory was pulled from the pool and rushed to Christiana Hospital, where he died.


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