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Hersh Meilech Grossman, from Brooklyn, died in the Sahara Sam water park after a cardiac arrest in an outdoor pool just after 7.30 p.m. on Tuesday. As is customary in religion, the boy was buried within a day of his death - guarded by his distraught father Moshe Grossman, who was wiping the grave while embracing his son Sender

Hundreds of members of the Jewish Hasidic community gathered in mourning on Wednesday for the funeral of a nine-year-old boy who drowned in a water park in New Jersey.

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Hersh Meilech Grossman, from Brooklyn in New York, died in the Sahara Sam water park after a cardiac arrest in an outdoor pool just after 7.30 p.m. on Tuesday.

As usual in religion, the young boy was buried within a day of his death – watched by his distraught father Moshe Grossman, who was wiping the grave while embracing his seven-year-old son, Sender.

Hundreds of residents were sobbing open in the street, including the mother of the boy Sheindy, who was embraced by an older daughter and her mother and cousins.

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Hersh Meilech Grossman, from Brooklyn, died in the Sahara Sam water park after a cardiac arrest in an outdoor pool just after 7.30 p.m. on Tuesday. As is customary in religion, the boy was buried within a day of his death - guarded by his distraught father Moshe Grossman, who was wiping the grave while embracing his son Sender

Hersh Meilech Grossman, from Brooklyn, died in the Sahara Sam water park after a cardiac arrest in an outdoor pool just after 7.30 p.m. on Tuesday. As is customary in religion, the boy was buried within a day of his death – guarded by his distraught father Moshe Grossman, who was wiping the grave while embracing his son Sender

Hundreds of residents were sobbing openly on the street, including the mother of the boy Sheindy, who was embraced by an older daughter and her mother and cousins
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Hundreds of residents were sobbing openly on the street, including the mother of the boy Sheindy, who was embraced by an older daughter and her mother and cousins

Hundreds of residents were sobbing openly on the street, including the mother of the boy Sheindy, who was embraced by an older daughter and her mother and cousins

The small pine box was covered with a black velvet sheath with the name of the beloved synagogue Belzer Talmud Torah on 18th Avenue in Borough Park

The small pine box was covered with a black velvet sheath with the name of the beloved synagogue Belzer Talmud Torah on 18th Avenue in Borough Park

The small pine box was covered with a black velvet sheath with the name of the beloved synagogue Belzer Talmud Torah on 18th Avenue in Borough Park

The coffin was placed on a wooden pit with pits surrounded by countless men in black Orthodox Jewish robes - it contained the body of a nine-year-old boy who drowned the day before on a holiday trip with about 800 of his classmates from the Orthodox Jewish school.

The coffin was placed on a wooden pit with pits surrounded by countless men in black Orthodox Jewish robes - it contained the body of a nine-year-old boy who drowned the day before on a holiday trip with about 800 of his classmates from the Orthodox Jewish school.

The coffin was placed on a wooden pit with pits surrounded by countless men in black Orthodox Jewish robes – it contained the body of a nine-year-old boy who drowned the day before on a holiday trip with about 800 of his classmates from the Orthodox Jewish school.

They sat on a bench opposite the coffin when her father Rabbi Eckstein prayed for the tragic young boy.

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The small pine box was covered with a black velvet sheath with the name of the beloved synagogue Belzer Talmud Torah on 18th Avenue in Borough Park.

The coffin was placed on a wooden pit with pits, surrounded by dozens of men in black Orthodox Jewish robes – it contained the body of the nine-year-old, who unfortunately drowned the day before on a vacation trip with about 800 of his classmates.

It was a day that had to be a nice day in the cool water. It was a day of heartache for the Borough Park community when they delivered their last prayers for Tzvi (Hersh) Elimelech Yechiel Michel Grossman, who had been bored on the trip because of the blistering weather in New York.

Despite the efforts of rescuers who resuscitate for bewildered children, they were unable to save the boy.

The mother's cousin, Joseph Langsom, said the family & # 39; did very hard, just like the entire community – it belongs to the Belzer community & # 39 ;.

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Langsom said his own son was on the same trip and came home on Wednesday morning 1am and & # 39; did not know that the boy had died & # 39 ;.

Destroyed members of the community come together in shared sadness after the tragedy

Destroyed members of the community come together in shared sadness after the tragedy

Destroyed members of the community come together in shared sadness after the tragedy

Destroyed members of the community come together in shared sadness after the tragedy

Destroyed members of the community come together in shared sadness after the tragedy

Destroyed members of the community come together in shared sadness after the tragedy

The boy's mother and brother or sister are depicted in tears
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The boy's mother and brother or sister are depicted in tears

The boy's mother and brother or sister are depicted in tears

Destroyed members of the community come together in shared sadness after the tragedy

Destroyed members of the community come together in shared sadness after the tragedy

Destroyed members of the community come together in shared sadness after the tragedy

& # 39; This affected most of the community – we are all neighbors, cousins ​​- everyone had someone on this trip, so it makes it very personal and for the community – very shocking, & # 39; Langsom said. & # 39;

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& # 39; We believe that the only way to understand this was to talk to God and we believe it had to happen when it happened. It was not the intention, it is what God had planned for us and we respect God's plan. & # 39;

A young boy of 12 years old, but who would not be further identified, said he just came out of the water slide when he saw people doing CPR.

& # 39; I came down the water slide and wanted to take another ride, but they didn't want to let me, & # 39; he said. & # 39; Then the pool was right in the middle of the rides, I saw that they were doing compressions. & # 39;

The boy said that while rescuers were trying to revive the boy, others were praying. & # 39; I was shaking, the other children, 10 years old, they don't really understand what it means to resuscitate.

Destroyed members of the community come together in shared sadness after the tragedy

Destroyed members of the community come together in shared sadness after the tragedy

Destroyed members of the community come together in shared sadness after the tragedy

& # 39; I came down the water slide and wanted to take another ride, but they didn't want to let me, & # 39; he said. & # 39; Then the pool was right in the middle of the rides, I saw that they were doing compressions & # 39;

& # 39; I came down the water slide and wanted to take another ride, but they didn't want to let me, & # 39; he said. & # 39; Then the pool was right in the middle of the rides, I saw that they were doing compressions & # 39;

& # 39; I came down the water slide and wanted to take another ride, but they didn't want to let me, & # 39; he said. & # 39; Then the pool was right in the middle of the rides, I saw that they were doing compressions & # 39;

Family and friends lifted the small chest and carried it halfway down 51st Street to a waiting hearse

Family and friends lifted the small chest and carried it halfway down 51st Street to a waiting hearse

Family and friends lifted the small chest and carried it halfway down 51st Street to a waiting hearse

Destroyed members of the community come together in shared sadness after the tragedy
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Destroyed members of the community come together in shared sadness after the tragedy

Destroyed members of the community come together in shared sadness after the tragedy

They thought they were just trying to pump the water out of him. Nobody told us what happened to him until today, we received a call that he was dead – I can't talk anymore. & # 39;

The ceremony, mainly in Yiddish, spoke about the lively young boy who had looked ahead to the outing to cool off from the extreme temperatures of recent days.

Then family and friends lifted the little box and carried it halfway down 51st Street to a waiting hearse.

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Although many accepted death as inevitable, a woman who would not be identified was not so charitable.

& # 39; The park should have watched, the lifeguards should watch – you sign a newspaper before you go swimming and the lifeguards are responsible – it's a shander (shame), & # 39; she said.

Sahara Sam & # 39; s investigating the incident, a spokeswoman said in a statement on Wednesday.

& # 39; We are deeply saddened by the incident and our prayers have been with the family and friends of the guest in this difficult time, & # 39; said the statement. & # 39; We are conducting a thorough evaluation of the incident that took place during a private event, and are working closely with local authorities. The safety of our guests and team members is our first priority.

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