Adrian Akers, a 9-year-old Felicity boy, died Sunday afternoon after falling through the ice on a pond in Franklin Township.
Akers, a third grade student at Felicity Elementary School, was playing around a pond at 947 Hopewell Road in Franklin Township with his sister, Kadence Akers and cousin, Arianna Palmer, when the accident occurred.
According to the Clermont County Sheriff’s Office, the property owner discovered the children at the pond, two of whom had fallen through the ice, and attempted to rescue them.
Emergency crews from the Franklin Township, Hamersville, Washington Township, and Bethel-Tate fire departments and Clermont County Sheriff’s Office road deputies, investigators and the Task Force One Dive Team responded to the scene.
“Upon arrival it was discovered that the home owner was successful in pulling a 9-year-old female, Kadence Akers, from the water, however, the girl’s twin brother, Adrian Nelson Akers, submerged before the homeowner could reach him,” Sheriff A.J. “Tim” Rodenberg said.
AirCare was called to the scene and remained on standby while rescuers searched the pond. Adrian was found submerged after a search that lasted nearly two hours.
According to Rodenberg, emergency medical personnel from the local fire departments and AirCare then implemented livesaving measures and transported Adrian to Southwest Regional Medical Center in Georgetown, where he was later pronounced dead.