UPDATE: Boy Drowns in Pool at Camden County Water Park, Cops Say
BERLIN TOWNSHIP — EMT and fire crews responded to reports of an unresponsive boy at the Sahara Sam's water park on Tuesday night who later died.
Camden County Prosecutor's Office spokeswoman Alex McVeigh said Berlin Township were called to the park around 7:35 p.m and found an unconscious 9-year-old boy in the a pool. He was taken to a hospital where he was pronounced dead an hour later, according McVeigh.
Berlin Township police told 6 ABC Action News the boy had gone into cardiac arrest in one of the outdoor pools 58,000 square foot indoor/outdoor water park, on Route 73 in the West Berlin section of the township.
Video from Chopper 6 showed a number of people were seen standing around the area of the pool, which was cordoned off by yellow police tape.
Township police identified the boy to 6 ABC Action News as Hersh Meilech Grossman of Brooklyn who was there with several other camp groups.
The news site Yeshiva World reported the boy's funeral was scheduled for Wednesday afternoon at 1 p.m. in the Boro Park section of Brooklyn.
CBS Philly showed video of children being put on buses with Hebrew writing on the side.
Sahara Sam spokeswoman Sharon Rushen said in a statement said it is "deeply saddened by the incident and our prayers are with the guest’s family and friends at this difficult time. We are completing a thorough review of the incident, which occurred during a private event, and are working closely with local authorities."
She said the park was closed for a private event but would not disclose the identity of the organization that had rented out the park.
Berlin Township Police did not immediately return a message.