Around 12 PM Saturday Sept. 7th , the Goldsboro Police Department, along with the Goldsboro Fire Department and Wayne County EMS, responded to the 1900 block of S. Slocumb St in reference to a drowning. Callers advised that a male child, approximately 9 years old, had gone underwater, had not come back up, and could not be found. Officers from the GPD responded to the retention pond and upon arrival, immediately entered the water to attempt to locate the child. Members of the Goldsboro Fire Department arrived soon thereafter and also entered the water. A fire department member located the child underwater, and the child was immediately taken to a waiting Wayne County EMS crew where CPR was administered. The child was transported to Wayne UNC Healthcare and later transferred to Vidant Medical Center in Greenville.
UPDATE: Today, September 9, 2019 after fighting STRONG Jaylen Suggs 9 years old gained his heavenly wings. The parents has given me permission to ask the community for their help in raising monetary donations for funeral expenses . This was a unexpected life challenge and he was not insured. Please, whatsoever your heart desire please give. If you do not wish to send donations through go fund me please call 919-893-2381. Any amount would help. Again I was given permission by his mother and father. You can follow articles and updates at http://www.goldsborodailynews.com
. The family thanks you in advance for your support.