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6-year-old child drowns in Naperville retention pond

Published: Saturday, Aug. 3, 2013 8:42 p.m. CDT • Updated: Sunday, Aug. 4, 2013 8:59 p.m. CDT
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Amer Khan, 6, of the 2900 block of Kilbourne, drowned Aug. 3 in a retention pond near his home.

NAPERVILLE – A 6-year-old boy from Naperville died Aug. 3, after being found unresponsive in a retention pond, according to a news release from the DuPage County Coroner's Office.

Amer Khan, of the 2900 block of Kilbourne, died at 12:28 p.m. at Edward Hospital after being discovered in the pond near his home, the release said.

The DuPage County Coroner's Office confirmed that findings from an autopsy performed Aug. 4 indicate the boy drowned.

Amer was found face down in the pond at 95th Street and Cedar Glade by a passerby, who removed the boy from the water and began administering CPR, according to a news release from the Naperville Fire Department. The person called 911 at 11:39 a.m., the release said.

Multiple emergency personnel were dispatched to the scene. A police officer, who was the first to arrive, took over CPR from the caller, according to the release. Paramedics continued patient care and transported Amer to the hospital, where he was pronounced dead shortly thereafter.

Officials completed an underwater search for additional persons at 1:30 p.m. No other bodies were found, the release said.

The Naperville Fire Department was assisted by the Naperville Police and Electric departments and the Aurora Fire Department Dive Team at the scene of the incident. The Lisle-Woodridge Fire District provided station coverage while Naperville fire officials responded to the drowning.

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