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Investigation underway after child drowns at popular Altadena summer camp

Posted at 3:31 PM, Jul 01, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-01 18:35:29-04

ALTADENA, Calif. (KABC) — The Altadena community was reeling from a tragic loss Monday after a child died at a popular summer camp.

The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department says the drowning happened in a pool at the Summerkids Camp on Fair Oaks Avenue on June 28.

Details surrounding the incident and information on the victim have not yet been released.

The camp released the following statement to Eyewitness News:

"Our thoughts and prayers are with the camper's family, who has requested privacy during this difficult time. Our entire camp community is in mourning, and we have made grief counselors available to campers, staff and parents. This is the first such incident at our camp in more than 40 years of operation, and we are conducting a thorough process to evaluate what occurred."

An investigation is ongoing.