Boy Dies Three Days After Being Pulled From Icy Pond

James Jenkins, 30, and Elijah Walker, 5, are the fifth and sixth people who've died after incidents at the Eastland on the Lake apartments pond since 1998. The apartment complex has declined comment.(Photo: Google Maps)
James Jenkins, 30, and Elijah Walker, 5, are the fifth and sixth people who've died after incidents at the Eastland on the Lake apartments pond since 1998. The apartment complex has declined comment.(Photo: Google Maps)

The five-year-old boy rescued from an icy pond last week has died.

Columbus Police say Elijah Walker died yesterday at Children’s Hospital, three days after James Jenkins died trying to pull the boy from a pond inside the Eastland on the Lake apartment complex near Eastland Mall.

Walker’s death is the sixth in the same pond since 1998.

Comments
  • Barbara

    I think it’s time to fill in that lake! sheesh.

  • Naomi

    That pobd definitely needs to be filled and/or a very sturdy barrier needs to be built & placed around the complex, separating it from the pond. My heart goes out to the families!!