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Sandy Point Drowning Called a 'Tragedy'

The Baltimore Sun is reporting the 6-year-old Baltimore boy strayed from view from his family on July 3.

According to an investigative report by the Maryland Department of Natural Resources Police, the Baltimore boy who drowned at on the July 4 weekend strayed away from the sight of his family and was discovered missing after it was too late, the Baltimore Sun reported Tuesday.

SaQuan Kennedy, 6, who was in the picnic area with his family members before 8 a.m. on July 3, strayed away from the family and entered the water over 200 yards away, obscured from the view of the family by buildings and trees, according to the report.

NRP officials called the incident a “tragedy” but said proper procedures were followed. They also urged adults to be aware of the location of their children at the park at all times.

To read the entire Baltimore Sun story, click here.

Dawn M July 26, 2011 at 05:43 PM
There are often not enough life guards on duty. My last visit there was 1 lifeguard to secure the entire length of the beach. Although it was a weekday, there were about 150 people on the beach, surely warranting additional lifeguarding staff. Do they keep track of the number of people that enter??

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