TRAGEDY: Child Passes Away after Drowning

A 4-year-old child has tragically passed away early Monday morning after drowning in a pool in Upstate New York. The boy, Shimon ben Leah Malka Esther Weiss, OBM, and his family were guests in the KMS bungalow colony in Swan Lake, New York.

Sunday evening at around 6:45pm Hatzalah received a call for a 4-year-old that drowned in a pool in the KMS bungalow colony on Mount Hope Road in Swan Lake, NY.

Tirelessly, rescue personal worked diligently to resuscitate the child, ultimately succeeding and rushing the child to nearby Harris General Hospital. Once stabilized, he was taken from there to Westchester Medical Center for advanced pediatric care.

At around 6:30 on Monday morning, we received the tragic news that the child has passed away.

“They were the nicest family and he was such a cute kid” related another guest in the colony, “they would visit every year for a few weeks.”

Following the drowning, calls for Tehillim spread on social media and in news stories about the accident.

Chesed Shel Emes is working with the local medical examiner in order to make sure the proper kavod hames is given.

The Levaya will take place today, 3:00pm, at the Chernobyl Bais Medrash in Boro Park, located on the corner of 12th Ave. and 41st St. The burial will take place at 5:30pm at the Bais Hachaim of Kiyas Yoel, NY.

Boruch Dayan Hoemes


  • 2. Anonymous wrote:

    Let this be a lesson, albeit a tough one.

    • 3. Somebody Else wrote:

      If you offered to pay, he may consider working for you. Until then he’s under no obligation to keep your pool safe from your own negligence.

    • 4. Caveman wrote:

      You sound more ghetto then the Eida Charaidis on a kashrus visit hollaring VER IS DER MESHGIECH
      Go back to Nitrei Karta, the planet evolved since that primitive era.

  • 5. Enough! Ad mosai!!! wrote:

    Absolutely tragic!!! Ad mosai!!!! Enough!!! Is enough!!!!! Is enough!!!!!!

  • 9. Osher wrote:

    Their should be a fence by the pool. Every year the same mistakes happan repeatedly, may we ONLY hear good news.

  • 10. BD"E wrote:

    Crying for the family and klal Yisroel. Davenning for kavod hameis, that there should be no desecration by the M.E.

  • 12. shliach wrote:

    Bd”e. so so saddened to hear of this tragedy. May family have a nechomo

  • 14. Ch is a ghetto wrote:

    To torahleader: what are you talking about? Guns is a weapon, swimming pools are not. If swimming pools are weapons, then anything could be. Stay at home in a corner for the rest of your life.


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