OXON HILL, Md. (WJLA) – A family is calling for change following the death of a 7-year-old boy who fell through an ice-covered pond Friday night.
Two police officers jumped into the frozen pond to try and save Zae’ Quan White. He was rushed to the hospital in critical condition, but died later that night.
A small memorial—balloons, stuffed animals and photos—sits near the spot where Zae’ Quan fell into the pond.
“I’m hurting every day,” said his mother, Myesha Inman. “It’s sad something like this had to happen.”
The boy’s family is still in shock. Around 5:30 p.m. Friday, Zae’ Quan and a cousin wandered down an embankment to take a look.