The Porter County
Sheriff’s Police released a statement Thursday on the circumstances
surrounding the death of a 12 year-old who drowned earlier this week in the
swimming pool at Fairhaven Baptist Church, 86 East Oakhill Road in
Information Office Jamie Erow said detectives are attempting to gather
further information from approximately 6-7 juveniles that were in the pool
at the time of the incident, to find out what occurred prior to and during
Erow said the
indoor pool, which appeared to be a standard 50-yard pool, is five feet deep
on both ends and three feet deep in the middle.
There were no
lifeguards on duty at the time of the drowning, Erow said, but there were
two adults in the pool area. Henderson was brought over to the side where he
was removed from the water and CPR was immediately initiated by one of the
Erow said the
investigation could take time and the PCSP will provide more details when
they are available.
Police and fire
departments were called to the scene shortly after 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday in
response to a possible drowning at the pool. Davion Henderson, of Chicago,
was found unresponsive in water that was approximately three feet deep while
he and other members of his home church, Corner Stone Baptist of Hyde Park,
were visiting Fairhaven for a 4th of July celebration.
According to a
statement released Wednesday by Porter County Coroner Chuck Harris,
Henderson was transported to Porter Regional Hospital by Porter EMS at 5:03
p.m. Tuesday and was pronounced dead at 5:26 p.m. Harris said an autopsy was
ordered and results are pending.