New rules as Boston camp reopens after boy's drowning

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Posted: Aug 02, 2016 8:12 AM

BOSTON (AP) — One week after a 7-year-old boy drowned, a city-run day camp is reopening in Boston.

New rules are in place Tuesday for the summer program at the Curley Community Center, including an hourly head count of all campers and a requirement that children wear life jackets when they are swimming in the waters off South Boston's Carson Beach.

Police don't suspect foul play in the death of Kyzr (KYE'-zhur) Willis, who apparently wandered away from the camp unnoticed last Tuesday. His body was later discovered in the water.

The center's director was placed on administrative leave.

Mayor Marty Walsh says he met with parents of other campers to discuss the reopening. He says his heart goes out to the Willis family.

A funeral for the boy is scheduled for Thursday.

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Information from: WBZ-TV, http://cbsboston.com