Youngster drowns in decorative fish pond

Stanford, Ky - A two-year-old Lincoln County boy drowned late Friday in a Koi fish pond at a home south of Stanford.

The youngster was identified as Brett Gray. Kentucky State Police reported they received a call from 9-1-1 emergency services advising them the Lincoln County Coroner had been called to Fort Logan Hospital in Stanford and was requesting a KSP unit.

Trooper Eric Taylor responded to the call. When he arrived at the hospital he found that an EMS unit had brought the youngster in but medical personnel advised that it was too late to revive the child.

Reportedly the youngster and his sister were being watched by a grandparent when he stepped inside the house for an ice tea. When he came back out the sister was rushing to tell him her brother was in the pond. The two had been wading in a small plastic pool when Brett Gray apparently wandered over to the nearby fish pond and fell in. The pond had about two feet of water.

An investigation by the KSP and the Department of Social Services is continuing. No foul play is suspected.

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  • by Cathy Location: KY on Aug 8, 2007 at 01:06 PM
    My heart goes out to the family. May God give you his love and strength to get through this horrible tragedy.
  • by gail Location: winchester on Aug 7, 2007 at 05:36 AM
    My heart and prayers are with this family in their time of need. To his grandfather I am sorry I know the guilt he must be feeling at this time is probably more then he can bare. I hope his family watches over him and makes sure that the grief doen't consume him.
  • by Anonymous Location: ky on Aug 6, 2007 at 01:31 AM
    youngster what kind of headline is that for a fatality? "CHILD" maybe?
  • by Larry Haynes Location: Elizabethtown on Aug 5, 2007 at 06:36 PM
    This is such a terrible accident. I have a little one and I couldn't imagine what the baby's family is going through. Therefore I have directed my prayers to the Good Lord regarding this family as they try and bury this precious baby. May God be with you!!!
  • by Disabled Location: Formerly of KY on Aug 5, 2007 at 12:05 PM
    This is such a tragic accident, most people don't realize it only takes 1-2 inches of water to drown in. The wading pool alone would have been enough to drown someone. Please, pray for this family and let others become more aware of the dangers of leaving smell children alone with water. Statics show children under 5 are more likely to drown even in bathtubs. Please, caretakers never leave small children unattended near or in bodies of water.
  • by Teresa Location: Mt. Sterling on Aug 4, 2007 at 06:57 PM
    How awful. Are there any further details at this time? Our sympathy for the family


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