March 7, 2018 7:27 pm
Updated: March 7, 2018 7:37 pm

Saskatoon committee proposes pond safety recommendations after boy’s death

Kindergarten student Ahmedsadiq Elmmi was found in the pond near École Dundonald School in Saskatoon last September.

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A Saskatoon city committee studying pond safety following a five-year-old boy’s death is proposing a fence be built to separate a nearby school from the park.

Kindergarten student Ahmedsadiq Elmmi was found in the pond near École Dundonald School after recess ended one morning last September.

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The boy was pronounced dead in hospital.

The committee suggested a wrought-iron fence just over a metre high be built on the school side of the park pathway.

Other ideas include educating students on storm pond safety and revising signs for increased clarity – particularly for younger children and people with language barriers.

The recommendations still need approval from city council.

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