LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - Family and friends are mourning the loss of a little boy who drowned in a country club pool. Six-year-old Keegan Adkins was taken off life support Saturday at Kosair Children's Hospital.
Family friends say Keegan was kind and polite. They also say he was a good swimmer, and it's hard to understand how this happened. Keegan and his mother Shannon were at the Woodhaven County Club pool Friday. Family friend Gary Fields said Shannon turned around to get a chair and lost sight of him. He called the drowning a horrible and tragic accident that happened in just a matter of seconds.
"He was diving for his toys. He had his goggles on. We don't know what happened nor will we ever know," Fields said.
The 6-year-old loved soccer and history and had just graduated kindergarten and was excited to start the first grade. He also enjoyed spending time at the Camp Taylor Fire Station where his dad, grandfather, and other relatives are volunteer firefighters.
Fire crews have supported this family through tragedy before. Scott Adkins' other son, 25-year-old Sgt. Cory Adkins, died in a car accident in North Carolina in 2008.
"Less than three and a half years ago he had to bury one son, and now they have to bury another one. I just cannot fathom the pain that man and family are going through," Fields said.
Friends say Keegan's parents decided to donate the boy's organs. Funeral arrangements are still being worked out. We're told Keegan will be buried at Resthaven Memorial Park here in Louisville with his brother.