IONIA, MI – On Sunday July 5th, 2020, at 7:30pm, Deputies from the Ionia County Sheriff’s Office, as well as Public Safety Officers from the Ionia Department of Public Safety and LIFE EMS were dispatched to a residence in the 800 block of E. Washington Street in Ionia for the report of a 2 year old child found unresponsive in a swimming pool at the residence.
Deputies and first responders arriving on scene began immediate life saving actions in an attempt to revive the child. The child was transported by LIFE EMS to Sparrow Hospital in Ionia where lifesaving interventions continued but were unsuccessful. The child ultimately being was pronounced deceased.
The Ionia County Sheriff’s Office is continuing the investigate the incident, including coordinating with Michigan Child Protective Services. There is no indication of foul play at this time, and the exact circumstances of how this incident occurred is the subject of the joint investigation.
Further details will not be released until the conclusion of the investigation and the case has been sent to the Ionia County Prosecutor for review.
The Ionia County Sheriff’s Office was assisted on this case by the Ionia Department of Public Safety, LIFE EMS, Ionia County Central Dispatch, and the Ionia County Medical Examiner’s Office.
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