It is with immense sadness that Matzav.com reports the tragic passing of nine-year-old Hirsh Meilich Grossman z”l of Boro Park.
Hirsh Meilich passed away in a drowning incident at Sahara Sam’s Oasis Outdoor and Indoor Water Park in New Jersey while on a trip with his class.
Medics transported Hirsh Meilich to Virtua Voorhees Hospital on Bowman Drive in Voorhees Township, NJ, but resuscitation efforts were to no avail.
The circumstances of the incident are being investigated by the Camden County Prosecutor’s Office.
Hirsh Meilich was a son of R’ Moshe and Sheindel Grossman, a prominent Belzer family.
The park had been rented out a consortium of camps, with about 750 campers participating in the trip.
The campers were supposed to depart at about 7:30 p.m., but after the tragedy, the camp was locked down and no one was permitted to leave.
Levayah details will be posted once they are finalized.