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Accident Information File


06-23-2004
The mother, her boyfriend and the uncle of a 2-year-old boy who died after he was pulled from a Dayton, Ohio, quarry have been charged with trespassing, according to police. The youngster disappeared into the water as family members were fishing. The mother's boyfriend lost track of the boy while working with two fishing poles he had in the water. The boy's uncle found him face down in the water, pulled him out and gave him to the boyfriend,who started cardiopulmonary resuscitation. The child was rushed to Children's Medical Center in Dayton, where he died. The quarry, in a secluded area, is a popular spot for dirt bikers and fishermen. There are rarely reports of people swimming, but trespassing is common, according to officials. Holes have been cut into fencing that surrounds most of the area. Some cut-out sections offer enough room for vehicles. Even before the boy died, residents at a nearby apartment complex had begun circulating a petition to get the city of Carlisle to put up a fence around the gravel pit. (Source: Dayton Daily News)