A three-year-old Lansing boy drowned while playing with an adult relative in two feet of water at Millennium Park, according to the Kent County Sheriff's Department.
Deputies said the relative and Trey Taylor were together Tuesday evening in the park's 100-acre lake when the adult briefly turned away from the boy to watch other children playing. When the relative turned back around, the child was gone.
Dive teams from the sheriff's department and the Georgetown Township Fire Department searched the water. At 8:25 p.m. EDT, about 90 minutes after the boy disappeared, Trey's body was found in six feet of water.
Rescue workers tried to revive Trey and rushed him to Spectrum Health Butterworth Campus, where he was pronounced dead.
It was the second drowning to occur at the sprawling, 1,500-acre county-owned park, which opened in 2003 and stretches from Grand Rapids to Grandville. The first happened in June 2004, when a five-year-old Grand Rapids girl died while swimming with five other family members, The Grand Rapids Press reported Wednesday.
The lake has no lifeguards, but earlier this year, the county started requiring adult supervision for children age 15 and younger.