Brookhaven police say they are certain that the drowning of an 8-year-old boy at an apartment-complex pool in the Delaware County borough was accidental, and know that an adult tried desperately to rescue him.
Late Monday, however, they still were trying to figure out exactly how Devon Caldwell of Chester could have drowned in the presence of grown-ups and a lifeguard shortly before 3:30 p.m. Sunday, according to Police Chief John Eller.
"I don't have any words right now," said Ed Deisher, property manager of the Camelot Court Apartments on Brookhaven Road. "We all have kids. It's a very sad situation for everyone."