When the heart stops suddenly, children drown. Hopefully, the family got their hearts checked to rule out the possibility of sudden cardiac arrest before the medical examiner concluded that this was “accidental fresh water drowning?’
YANCEYVILLE — The death of a 13-year-old old Dillard Middle School student who was found dead in a reservoir behind the Yanceyville Water Plant last week was ruled an accident.
The Medical Examiner’s office in Roanoke, Va. released autopsy results to the Caswell County Sheriff’s Office Monday. Demion Farmer’s death is considered an “accidental fresh water drowning,” according to a news release.
“The Caswell County Sheriff’s Office has referred the case to Caswell County Department of Social Services Child Protective Division for review,” the release states.
Caswell County Sheriff’s Lt. Frank Rose said it’s standard procedure to refer cases to DSS following a child’s death.
“They look at the incident and try to find ways to prevent something like from happening again,” he said.
The Caswell County 911 Center received a call at 5:15 p.m. Feb. 14 that the teenage boy had jumped into the reservoir, which is off of Badgett Sisters Parkway. When deputies arrived on scene, they entered the water and tried to find Farmer.