South Bend Police respond to double drowning at Park Jefferson apartments
Posted: Jan 30, 2015 3:07 PM EST | Updated: Jan 30, 2015 11:13 PM EST
Officers were first called to the complex on East Jefferson Boulevard around 11:40 a.m. Friday.
At this time police say the case is being "investigated as a non-criminal event."
Residents were surprised to hear two people drowned in the pool. Their identities haven't been released.
“It's normally quiet. I'm a walker, so it's normally, pretty quiet,” said resident Basil Driver.
“Oh it's pretty nice, it's nice and quiet. The neighbors don't bother me very often. I get along with them fine. Staff is really nice,” said resident Paula Spart.
Spart has lived at the complex for more than a year and says she's never seen any issues at the pool.
“It's a pretty large, good size. I wouldn't say Olympic size, I think there's a shallow end and a deep end. I hope there's a shallow end,” said Spart. “I'm guessing probably, 4 feet one end and 9 feet on the other end, something like that.”
UPDATE: Park Jefferson Apartments have released the following statement regarding the drowning's:
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