CLOVIS, N.M. (AP) — A pastor and family friend says a boy who was pulled from a pond following a July 4 swimming accident at a Clovis park has died.

The Eastern New Mexico News reports ( Gevion Lewis turned 13 eight days after the accident at Hillcrest Park. He never regained consciousness after being under the water for about 10 minutes.

Bonetta Hutson, the worship leader at the church Lewis and his family attended, said she was with the family and prayed with them Friday as they made the decision to remove the boy from life support.

First responders were on the scene within minutes of getting the call for help on July 4. Police reports show Lewis' friends also tried to rescue him but were unable to pull him from the murky water.


Information from: The Eastern New Mexico News,