Boy drowns at Greatwood pool party

By Betsy Dolan 

Stuffed animals, candles and flowers outside of a community pool in Greatwood to honor a five-year old boy who drowned on Friday.

A kindergarten student at Dickinson Elementary School drowned in a Greatwood community pool on Friday, May 19 during a private birthday party.

Jaden Nwokedi, who would have turned six next month, was found unconscious in the shallow end of the pool at Winding Brook Drive and Shadow Bend. A lifeguard was on duty at the time.

The Fort Bend County Sheriff’s Office said Nwokedi’s lips were blue when he was pulled out of the water and the lifeguard began CPR. A nurse who was attending the party helped the lifeguard until rescue crews arrived.

Nwokedi was transported by LifeFlight to Memorial Hermann Medical Center with rescue crews performing CPR on the boy the entire time. Nwokedi was pronounced dead at the hospital.

A candlelight vigil was held for him in Greatwood on Sunday night.

Nwokedi had played two seasons of tee-ball at Rosenberg National Little League. The league will plant a tree in his honor on May 30 at 7 p.m. at Seabourne Creek Sports Complex.

Flags will also fly at half-staff during all All Star Games played at RNLL in June and July.

A memorial service will be held Saturday, May 25 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Rosenberg.

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