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Brooklyn boy on class trip dies after becoming unresponsive at NJ water park

Posted at 12:38 PM, Jul 31, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-31 12:38:26-04

BERLIN, N.J. — Authorities say a 9-year-old New York City boy found unresponsive in a swimming pool at a southern New Jersey water park has died.

Authorities say a 9-year-old New York City boy found unresponsive in a swimming pool at a southern New Jersey water park has died. (WPVI/CNN)

But it’s not yet known what caused the death of Hersh Meilech Grossman.

The Brooklyn boy was at Sahara Sam’s Indoor-Outdoor Waterpark in Berlin as part of a class trip with the Belzer Talmud Torah of Borough Park. Police responded to the scene around 7:35 p.m. Tuesday after being told a child there was in cardiac arrest.

Officers found lifeguards performing CPR on the boy, who was unconscious when he was removed from the water. He was taken to a hospital but was pronounced dead there a short time later.

The death remains under investigation but is not considered suspicious.