Incident at 14250 Kimberley Lane
July 4, 2005 -- Houston police
are investigating the drowning of a child at 14250 Kimberley Lane
about 4 p.m. on Saturday (July 2).
The victim is identified as Rickey Attaway, 10,
of 3200 Prudence.
HPD Homicide Division Officer S. R. Straughter
The victim and several friends were swimming
in the apartment's swimming pool when one of the children threw
a football into the deep end of the pool. The victim, Rickey Attaway,
jumped into the deep water in an attempt to retrieve the ball.
After several minutes, a 14-year-old noticed that the boy had
not resurfaced. She jumped into the water and pulled him to the
surface. Rickey Attaway was transported to Memorial Hermann Southwest
Hospital where he later died.
For additional information, please
contact the HPD Public Affairs Division at 713-308-3200.