Grief counselors on hand after boy drowns

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.

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