Family of boy who drowned in South Boston demand answers from city

SOUTH BOSTON (WHDH) — The family of a boy who died while at summer camp in South Boston are demanding answers from the city and the police.

Kyzr Willis was attending a city-sponsored drop-in day camp this past summer when he went missing at Carson Beach back in July. A few hours after he disappeared, his body was found in the waters off Carson Beach.

“I’m really hurt, I’m not supposed to lose grandbabies,” said Kyzr’s grandfather at Friday’s news conference.

The city placed the head of the Curley Community Center on leave after Kyzr’s death. New safety rules were also implemented, including an hourly head count of all campers and a requirement that children wear life jackets.

Kyzr’s family said they have filed a Freedom of Information Act, demanding the city turn over their investigative report. They said they do not have an exact cause of death for Kyzr because the city never shared the autopsy report with them.

Kyzr’s uncle said they have not been given any answers more than two months after the 7-year-old died. He said the Boston Police Department has not returned Kyzr’s clothes, shoes, lunchbox or other personal items.

“We’re asking for simple questions, what happened to my nephew?” Kyzr’s uncle asked at Friday’s news conference.

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