Service set for 'awesome kid' who died after falling in lake at Camp Dearborn

Mark Hicks
The Detroit News

Services are planned for a 10-year-old who died Wednesday at an Oakland County recreational site.

A GoFundMe campaign launched Thursday identified the victim as Carson Dunn.

"Everyone who had the privilege of knowing Carson would agree he was an awesome kid who was full of love for God, his family and his friends," the website said.

In a Facebook post on Thursday, his mother, Carly Burgess, thanked supporters.

"This world was only his temporary home and he is in his eternal home beholding Gods beautiful face," she said.

Visitation is scheduled for 4-9 p.m. Tuesday at Stark Funeral Professionals in Ypsilanti, according to the website.

A funeral follows at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Bethesda Bible Church in Ypsilanti.

Troopers assigned to Camp Dearborn in Milford responded around 6 p.m. on a report of an accident. Witnesses reported a boy "was on a floating play structure in the middle of the main lake and fell," Michigan State Police said in a statement.

Milford fire officials transported the child, who was unresponsive, to the hospital after finding a pulse, according to the notice. 

"The child arrived at the hospital with CPR in progress; however, lifesaving efforts were ultimately unsuccessful," MSP said.

An autopsy was conducted Thursday, state police said.

"While we are awaiting the final results, it still appears that this was a tragic accident," MSP said. "Our prayers go out to the family who lost their loved one way too soon."

Camp Dearborn is the city of Dearborn's 626-acre recreational retreat and includes a beach, athletic fields, tennis courts, picnic areas and a 27-hole golf course, according to its website.

On Thursday, officials for the Dearborn Department of Parks and Recreation released a statement about the incident.

"We are heartbroken and saddened about the tragic incident at the Ripping the Waters aqua park yesterday," it said. "The city of Dearborn sends its deepest sympathies to the family, and we are doing everything we can to support the Michigan State Police’s investigation into the incident."