Family Of Boy Who Drowned At South Boston Day Camp Demands Answers

BOSTON (CBS) — The family of a 7-year-old boy who drowned while participating in a city program has renewed their demand for answers from investigators.

It’s been more than two months since 7-year-old Kyzr Willis‘s body was found in the waters off Carson Beach. He was participating in a summer program run by the city out of the Curley Community Center.

7-year-old Kyzr Willis (Curley Community Center)

7-year-old Kyzr Willis (Curley Community Center)

Willis’s family said in a press conference on Friday that the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner has not yet issued a cause of death despite the fact they were told by police days after the incident the boy accidentally drowned.

Willis’s uncle Anthony Toney says the family has not received the boy’s personal belongings back. The family also said police and city officials have not told them the results of their investigation.

“There’s got to be some accountability, what happened to Kyzr,” Toney said. “Accidental drowning, how? We’re still waiting for these answers.”

The family’s lawyer has filed a Freedom of Information Act request from police.

“I have asked for every police report, investigative interview, all records pertaining to their investigation,” the family’s lawyer said. “I have not received any response. I have not even received any acknowledgement that they have received these correspondences, though I know that they have.”

The family says they are considering filing a lawsuit against the city if they don’t receive a full report of the investigation.

After Willis’s death, the city implemented new safety protocols at some of its day camps including additional headcounts of campers and increased staffing levels.

WBZ-TV reached out to Boston Police for answers, but the department declined to comment.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030’s Lana Jones reports


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