A Georgia family plans to sue a summer day camp after their 5-year-old son drowned.
According to an attorney for the family, little Benjamin Hosch was attending camp at Cochran Mill Nature Center. He and some of the other children were allowed to slide down a waterfall into a creek, but according to his mother, he did not know how to swim, and she did not give permission for him to be in the water.
“Their negligence killed my son. They didn’t tell me what they were doing with my son. They robbed us of his life, of his potential. They took that from us and I am broken,” she said.
The family’s attorney claimed that it took volunteers 40 minutes to find the young boy in the water.
The Georgia Department of Early Care said that the camp was not known to the state and that it was not licensed, nor was there any record of the camp applying to be exempt from a license.
Police are now investigating the incident and are looking into possible criminal charges.