BD”E: 9-Year-Old Boro Park Boy Drowns at Water Park in NJ

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A nine-year-old boy from Belzer day camp on a trip to the Sahara Sam’s Oasis Outdoor and Indoor Water Park in New Jersey, tragically drowned while the campers were going on the water rides, Tuesday evening.

Hersh Meilech Grossman, z”l, from Boro Park had gone with his day camp to the water park, which had been rented for the day by a number of day camps from Boro Park.

As the busses prepared to leave he was discovered missing and found under water.  He was given CPR by lifeguards and rushed him to Virtua Voorhees in serious condition. He was niftar in the hospital.

Police said that lifeguards were called after the boy went into cardiac arrest in the pool area. “We are completing a thorough review of the incident and are working with local authorities,” said a spokesperson with Sahara Sam’s.

Tzvi Elimelech Yechiel Mechel is a son of, lhbch”l, Reb Moshe and Sheindel Grossman, who come from a prominent Belzer family.

The levayah will be held at approximately 1 p.m. at the Belzer Shul, on 18th Ave. and 51st St. Kevurah will be at Chelkas Machzikei Hadas in Long Island.

Yehi zichro boruch.

Reb Moshe Grossman speaking.

Updated Tuesday, July 30, 2019 at 10:49 pm Add info