News Release

Child Drowning 6/26/19 3520-19

Nature of Incident:

Child Drowning

Incident #:


Date & Time:

Wednesday June 26, 2019 at approximately 12:39 hours.


39000 block of Paw Paw Road, Paw Paw Township, Van Buren County


Sheriff Daniel E Abbott reports that on 06/26/2019 at approximately 12:39 hours deputies were dispatched to the 39000 block of Paw Paw road reference a possible pool drowning. Van Buren County deputies arrived, the 3-year-old female was unresponsive. Life-saving measures were attempted but the child later was pronounced deceased at Bronson Lakeview Hospital. Nothing suspicious is suspected at this time and Deputies continue to investigate the incident.

Investigating Agency

Van Buren County Sheriff’s Office

Assisting Agencies:

Michigan State Police

Van Buren Emergency Medical Services

Van Buren County Victim Services Unit

Paw Paw Quick Response

Supervisor Contact:

Contact the On-Duty Sergeant or Lt Jim Charon


Anyone with information can contact the Van Buren County Sheriff’s Office at (269) 657-3101, Crime Stoppers 1-800-342-7867, Silent Observer (269) 343-2100 or your local Police Department.

Mobile phone users and online users can provide anonymous crime tips to the Van Buren County Sheriff’s Office by sending a text Tip Soft message by sending a text message to “CRIMES” (274637) with the keyword VBCTIP from a mobile phone. To submit an online tip, go to and at the top of the homepage follow the directions to submit a tip.

Jim Charon