Missing 6-year-old dies after being found in deep end of pool

WORTHINGTON, OH (WCMH) — Deputies say a 6-year-old boy has been hospitalized after being reported missing near the Worthington Hills Country Club.

According to the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office, 6-year-old Jude Kraft was last seen at about 4pm, at 920 Club View Boulevard. He was found in the deep end of the pool and taken to Nationwide Children’s Hospital North

Public information officer Marc Gofstein say investigators are still trying to figure out the time line of events, including how long the boy was in the pool before he was found. He said life-guards were on duty at the time, along with other people at the pool.

According to a Sheriff’s Office spokesperson, Kraft was pronounced dead at 7:03 p.m. after being transported to the hospital.

Dr. Mark Hickman, the Delaware County Coroner, ruled the death an accidental drowning.

Perry Township Police said they offer their sincere condolences to Kraft and the Worthington Hills community.

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