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CHILD DROWNS IN GRIMES COUNTY

GRIMES COUNTYOn April 25, 2016 at approximately 2:05 pm, the Grimes County Sheriff s Office received a 911 call regarding a possible downing of a child. St. Joseph E.M.S., First Responders, P.H.I. Air Medical Helicopter, Iola Volunteer Fire Department, Game Warden, Navasota Fire Department and Grimes County Sheriff s Office deputies all responded. It was determined that the victim, seven-year-old, Levi Hanis was playing a game of Frisbee with his nine-year-old sister and eleven-year-old brother near the lake in front of their aunt’s house. The Frisbee went into the lake and Levi went into the lake to retrieve it, went under water and did not resurface. The sister ran to the house to let the aunt know who then ran to the lake in an attempt to find Levi. Upon arrival to the scene, several of the first responder members entered the water searching and eventually found Levi at 2:46pm. CPR was immediately performed and Levi was transp01ied by ambulance to the Grimes St. Joseph Hospital with CPR in – progress. Upon arrival to the hospital, CPR continued with the emergency room staff and physician until all efforts failed. Justice of the Peace John LeFlore was summoned to the hospital and pronounced Levi deceased at 4:15pm. The body was transported to Central Texas Autopsy.