A terrible tragedy struck the Boro Park community on Tuesday, when word spread of the drowning of a young child.
Tzvi (Hersh) Elimelech Yechiel Michel Grossman Z”L (son of R’ Moshe and Mrs Shaindel), 9-years-old, was on a camp trip with the Belzer Talmud Torah to the Sahara Sam’s Water Park in West Berlin, NJ, where the tragedy occurred at around 7:30PM. The park had been rented out, and there were multiple camps at the park (Vien, Pupa and others).
Emergency personnel did everything they could to save his life, and Paramedics transported the child to Virtua Voorhees, where he was unfortunately Niftar.
Misaskim of Philadelphia, Lakewood, and NY are working closely with law enforcement to ensure proper Kavod Haniftar.
Law enforcement kept the other camps as well as all staff members at the scene (in their buses) as they determine how this tragedy happened. They were finally released at around 10:30PM. The Camden County Prosecutor’s Office is on scene investigating.
LEVAYA INFO UPDATE: The Levaya will be held at 1:00PM at the Belzer Bais Medrash at 18th Avenue and 51st Street. The Kevura will be in Long Island at the Belzer Chelka.
In response to tonight’s tragedy in the Water Park, Chai Lifeline’s experts of Project Chai will have a conference call available to you in understanding how to respond to your children and yourself.
For Yiddish with Harav Moshe Yoel Gertner call (605) 313-4102; Access code 125482; Reference number 2#.
For English with Rabbi Dr. Dovid Fox call (605) 313-5112; Access Code 429088; Reference – 1#.
To reach a Project Chai interventionist call our Crisis Line @ 855.3.CRISIS.
Boruch Dayan HaEmmes…
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