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DCFS, Sheriff's Office investigate Quincy daycare pool death

QUINCY, Ill. (WGEM) - A boy found in a Quincy home daycare pool died at a St. Louis hospital Wednesday morning, the Adams County coroner said.

Coroner Jim Keller says Pravyn Lance McBride-Meyer, 2, of Quincy died of drowning at St. Louis Children's Hospital after being flown there on Tuesday. Whitney Meyer, Pravyn's mother, said he died in her arms at 10 a.m.

The Illinois Department of Children and Family Services is investigating the daycare at 2027 S. 39th St., where DCFS investigators say the incident took place. A DCFS spokesperson said Patti Tipton voluntarily surrendered her license after the Tuesday incident and has stopped providing child care at her home. Tipton had been in good standing with DCFS prior to the drowning.

Meyer said she thinks her son was in the pool for three minutes before he was found by his daycare provider. She said the daycare provider performed CPR while another child called 911.

Adams County Sheriff Brent Fischer said emergency crews and deputies responded to the call about 11:30 a.m. Tuesday and his office continues to investigate what led up to the drowning. At the same time, DCFS investigators are moving forward with witness interviews. DCFS is required to close its case within 60 days.

Meyer said a candlelight vigil will be held in memory of Pravyn Thursday at 8 p.m. at Clat Adams Park in Quincy.
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