August 27, 2014
Boy, 8, found in deep end
by Keith Stewart
An 8-year-old boy drowned Saturday while swimming in the Sullivan Marina Pool.
Reginald Fulton III of Mattoon was pronounced deceased at 7:52 p.m. at Sarah Bush Lincoln Hospital according to Coles County coroner Ed Schniers.
A report by the Moultrie County Sheriff’s Department states that its office and the Sullivan Fire Department were dispatched to the Sullivan Marina swimming pool at 6:58 p.m. in reference to an unresponsive 8-year-old. According to witness statements, Fulton was seen swimming in the shallow end of the pool before then going into the deep end. Witnesses further added hearing Fulton say, “Look at me, I am in the deep end.”