Four-year-old boy drowns in Lewisville apartment complex pool

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A 4-year-old boy drowned Saturday night at a Lewisville apartment complex swimming pool, according to Lewisville police.

Paramedics attempted to revive Caleb Roye of Valley View but he was pronounced dead at the scene at approximately 10 p.m., police said.

Lewisville Police Capt. Jay Powell said the boy’s family apparently lost track of him during a family gathering at the complex.

“It was just one of those cases where everyone thought someone else was watching him,” Powell said.

This is the fourth reported Denton County drowning in two weeks.

Jaquis Jones, a 17-year-old Carrollton high school student, drowned near a boat slip at the Pier 121 Marina in Lewisville on June 8, and two 30-year-old Dallas men drowned in a Carrollton retention pond on the same day.

According to a police report, the men and several of their relatives were fishing from the bank of the pond, located in the 3300 block of North Interstate 35E.

One of the men entered the water but could not swim back, according to the police report.

The other man entered the water in an attempt to help the first man, but he also could not swim back to safety, the report stated.

“We want to encourage people to wear life vests,” Powell said. “Life vests save lives.”

Powell also said it’s important that residents be aware of their surroundings, keep a close eye on their children and try not to swim beyond their ability.  

JOHN D. HARDEN can be reached at 940-566-6882 and via Twitter at @JDHarden.


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