Possible drowning in Wallkill remains under investigation

Town of Wallkill Police say an 8-year-old was found partially submerged in the water Sunday night at a home on Fair Oaks Road.

Blaise Gomez

Jul 5, 2022, 9:19 PM

Updated 683 days ago

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Authorities in Orange County are continuing to investigate a suspected drowning at a back yard pool over the holiday weekend that claimed the life of a child and left an adult in critical condition.  
Town of Wallkill Police say an 8-year-old was found partially submerged in the water Sunday night at a home on Fair Oaks Road.  
They say 40-year-old Yaw Assad was found in the grass nearby, unresponsive and in critical condition. 
Both were taken to the hospital by ambulance – where the child was pronounced dead. 


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