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7-Year-Old Boy Drowns in Apartment Pool

Father leaves boy in the pool to go to the restroom.

A Sunday afternoon outing at an apartment pool complex in south Forsyth County turns tragic following the drowning of a 7-year-old boy.

The incident happened around 3:01 p.m. at a pool in the Centennial Apartments in the Windermere subdivision located at 3100 Preston Pointe Way off Highway 20, according to the .

Stephon Alston of Cumming had apparently been playing at the pool when his father left the area to go to the restroom to wipe off his face after he had been pushed into the pool. When he came back, he saw his son’s swimsuit at the bottom of the pool and realized that his son was not resurfacing.

The father jumped in and pulled his son out of an area of the pool that is three to five feet deep, according to authorities.

CPR was performed on the boy, first by residents, and then by deputies. When emergency responders arrived they took over.

Alston was then transported to  where he was later pronounced dead.

The drowning remains under investigation by the Special Victim’s Unit of the sheriff's office.

Marshalle Stewart August 03, 2012 at 10:23 AM
i agree w/ you - dont these folks think this man is suffering - and will for the rest of his life - how much more justice is there than that??????
JoAnne August 03, 2012 at 02:38 PM
what do you mean about justice being served??
JoAnne August 03, 2012 at 02:39 PM
Justice???? What are you talking about???
G.I.Jokla August 08, 2012 at 08:06 PM
If you do not have anything good to say, keep your thoughts to yourself. We were not there when it happened. Who are we to judge? Pray that this will not happen to us. No parent in his right mind will leave their kids unattended. So please these kind of comments is not helpful.
Stephen alston August 08, 2012 at 11:39 PM
I know the father very well, and his pain is more than you can ever imagine. he would do anything to have a son back. if you were not there then you would never understand. judgement will not heal this man nor his family. so pray for the peace and strength

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