Drowning Victim Identified
Four-year-old Nicholas Gear, of West Greenwich, died Sunday despite a teenager's attempts to rescue the boy from a backyard pool.
Portsmouth Police identified the young boy who drowned in a backyard pool Sunday and described a teenagers attempts to save the victim.
Nicholas Gear, 4, of West Greenwich, drowned after wandering into a backyard pool at 120 Cottage Ave., according to Portsmouth Lt. Brian Peters. The boy had been missing for about five minutes when a 14-year-old family member discovered him at the bottom of an above-ground pool. The teen dove into the pool and pulled the boy out, but he was unresponsive, Peters said.
The Portsmouth Fire Department responded to emergency calls and rushed Gear to St. Anne's Hospital in Fall River, MA, where he was pronounced dead, Peters said.
Portsmouth Police are continuing to investigate the incident. Check back with Patch for more information as it becomes available.