MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Gloria Adams was not just a grandmother.
She was also a great grandmother and frequently watched her grandchildren.
She said the news a four-year-old died in her neighborhood was simply heartbreaking.
“My husband tried to buy a house with a swimming pool; uh uh, I ain’t got time. My nerves are too bad so I don’t do the water thing,” she told us.
Police wouldn’t confirm the child drowned, only that they were investigating a death.
The initial call came from a home on Ogunquit as a seizure.
“Fire department, ambulance. We didn’t know what was going to on because by the time they got out the door they had already taped it off,” said Pensul Williams.
Neighbors said the family hadn’t lived in the home for that long–about 6 months or so and they sometimes saw kids playing outside the home.
Police and firefighters got to the home just after 11 last night.
They performed CPR and took the child to Baptist Hospital but it was too late and he was pronounced dead.
This wass the third drowning in Memphis within the last 2 weeks.
On the July 5, a teen drowned in a closed city pool and on July 12 a five-year-old drowned in an apartment complex pool.
Adams said every death was tragic.