PLEASANT GROVE – At approximately 5:10pm on June 1, 2018 the Martinsville/Henry County 9-1-1 Center received a call in regards to a possible drowning in the 100 block of Davis Rd., Martinsville, VA. The Henry County Sheriff’s Office, Henry County Department of Public Safety, Fieldale-Collinsville Rescue and Martinsville Sheriff’s Office responded to the scene.
Upon arrival they observed a child floating in the center of a pond. A deputy from the Henry County Sheriff’s Office swam out and brought the child back to shore. The deputy, along with the Henry County Department of Public Safety and Fieldale-Collinsville Volunteer Rescue Squad attempted life saving measures.
A 7 year old child was transported by rescue squad to SOVAH Health Martinsville. After resuscitation efforts were unsuccessful the child was pronounced dead.
The cause of death is unknown at this time and an autopsy is scheduled for Saturday, June 2, 2018 at the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner for the Western District of Virginia.