A coroner has ruled that the death of 6-year-old Jude Kraft at Worthington Hills Country Club on May 26 was an accidental drowning.
The boy’s body was pulled from the deep end of the club’s pool after a search by Perry and Sharon township police and the Franklin County sheriff’s office. Jude had been reported missing at the country club about 5 p.m. May 26.
According to Perry Township police Chief John Petrozzi, Dr. Mark Hickman, Delaware County’s coroner, reported that there was no evidence of traumatic injury and ruled Jude’s death an accidental drowning.
According to Petrozzi, a lifeguard pulled Jude from the pool and officers performed CPR to try to resuscitate him. Worthington medics rushed him to Nationwide Children’s Hospital satellite clinic in Lewis Center in Delaware County, where he was pronounced dead about 7 p.m.
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