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Family remembers 8-year-old boy who drowned in watershed year ago

COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) -

The family of an 8-year-old Columbus boy who drowned a year ago came together to warn parents about the dangers of the river and area lakes.

Even though it's been a year, Keecha Henderson says she still hears her grandson's voice, his laughter, and sees his smile.  Quan Henderson drowned after he jumped into a watershed off the Chattahoochee River.

Henderson and her daughter Senurita are on a mission to make sure history does not repeat itself.  

"I would not want anyone to have to go through the loss and pain that we've had to go through. I wouldn't want a mother or family member to experience this," Keecha Henderson said. 

"Just try to be aware of where your kids are even if they are supposed to be walking home from school. Make sure they have an understanding with you that they are supposed to come home after school," Senurita said.  

Senurita says she will never forget what happened a year ago. She describes it as a never-ending horror story as she remembers the day her son never made it home from school. 

"He went home with a little boy that was one of his classmates and at some point came out here to play," Henderson said.  

Quan's classmate told police how his friend jumped into a hole filled with water and never resurfaced. 

"I wouldn't want anyone to have their child go back there and go through this again," Keecha Henderson said. 

Friday, family members placed a marker near the area where Quan drowned.  They have made plans to hold a memorial next Sunday at Cooper Creek Park to celebrate what would have been Quan's 9th birthday.

If you would like to attend you can contact Senurita Henderson at (706) 289-4046.

 

 

 

 

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