Boy dies after small boat capsizes on farm retention pond

Pennsylvania

OLEY, Pa. (AP) – Authorities say a 5-year-old boy has died while playing in a stormwater retention basin on a family farm in southeastern Pennsylvania.

Andrew Martin was playing with some other boys in several feet of water that had collected Thursday in the basin in Oley after a day of heavy rains. They were in a small kayak or paddleboard that flipped over about 8:15 p.m.

The boys who were with Martin ran into the family home to get help and a parent called 911. But Martin was unconscious in the pond when responders arrived and was later pronounced dead at a hospital.

Authorities say the death was not related to the flash flooding that occurred throughout region on Thursday.

An investigation into the death is ongoing.

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