Grief counselors on hand after boy drowns

Collin Jenkins
Collin Jenkins

SPRINGFIELD, Ohio (WDTN) – Grief counselors will be at the Springfield School District’s convocation today in light of a drowning at Buck Creek Monday.

They will also be available at Snyder Park Wednesday when school starts for the new year.

Investigators told 2 NEWS the boy, Collin Jenkins, 9, and three other children were sliding down a dam into the arms of a man who was waiting to catch them at the bottom.

They said one child slid down and was with the adult when a second child slid down, making all three slip into the water.

The adult and one child made it safely to shore. Jenkins did not resurface.

“No swimming” signs are posted in the area. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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