Tragedy at Sahara Sam’s Water Park in South Jersey

By Joe Messa

Jul 31

South Jersey Police have confirmed that a 9-year-old boy drowned Tuesday at the Sahara Sam’s Water Park on Rt. 73 in West Berlin, NJ.

The victim was identified as Hersh Meilech Grossman of Brooklyn, NY. The boy was on a trip with his camp, Belzer Talmud Torah. The park was rented out by several groups, totaling close to 800 attendees. Officers arrived at the scene and were directed to an outside pool area where lifeguards were performing CPR. Police report that the boy was removed, unconscious, from the pool.

Rescue efforts were continued by West Berlin Fire Department and Berlin EMS en route to Virtua Voorhees Hospital where the boy was pronounced dead.

Sahara Sam’s released a statement to 6abc;

We are deeply saddened by the incident and our prayers are with the guest’s family and friends at this difficult time. Safety is our number one priority. All lifeguards are StarGuard certified. We are completing a thorough review of the incident, which occurred during a private event, and working closely with local authorities.

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Joseph L. Messa, Jr. is the founding partner of Messa & Associates, P.C. He is an AV-rated attorney (highest rating available), listed in the Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers. Read More