OPELIKA, AL (WTVM) - Attorneys for the family of a seven-year-old boy who died after an incident at an Opelika recreation center are adding new legal action against the city.
Liam Kawaguchi died nearly three weeks ago after being declared brain dead by the Lee County Coroner. According to a statement from the City of Opelika, lifeguards at Covington Recreation Center heard a commotion and then found Kawaguchi unresponsive. A lifeguard performed CPR on him until paramedics arrived at the scene.
Attorneys for Kawaguchi's mother say they are adding a claim for wrongful death to the lawsuit they already have against the city.
Attorneys released the following statement: