(7-28-22) — A Pickerington North HS student, Christian Scott (15), died a few days after being found at the bottom of a pool at a home in Fairfield County over the weekend.
Emergency crews were called to a home for a report of someone not breathing in the 7400 block of Basil-Western Road in Violet Township on at Sunday around 6:30 p.m.
Witnesses said everyone was swimming or playing in or around the pool when someone felt what they thought was a body laying at the bottom of the pool, but didn’t know for sure because the water was cloudy.
A witness said he swam down to the bottom of the pool and pulled up Scott. Once he was taken out of the water CPR and other life-saving measures were being performed until medics arrived.
Scott was not breathing and was taken to Nationwide Children’s Hospital where he passed away three days later.
GoFundMe page set up in his name.
Dedicated to an Angel that has been called home, Christian Scott. Please donate in any way you can to his family in their time of need.
On Sunday, July 24th 2022, there was a tragic accident in which Christian drowned is no longer with us. He fought hard for 3 days at N.C.H., in that time period we watched family and friends come to be by his side and offer comfort for his mother Davida, but ultimately he was unable to pull through as God had a bigger plan.
We are making this page due to the need for his mother at this point as she has been off work due to this. Anything that you would be able to donate will help, nothing is too small.
We would like to be able to at least monetarily be able to take some pressure off Davida in this painful and trying time. In hope that this will allow her to mourn the loss of her son without having to worry about the finances as well.
I would like to take a moment and tell you about Christian. He was a Sophomore at Pickerington North High School and was gearing up for his tenth year in football. In addition to this he was a Varsity starter in basketball as well. Needless to say, he was a superb athlete. Christian will be sorely missed by his friends, classmates, family and anyone, like us who had the opportunity to speak with him. He was a gentle soul and had so much to offer to the world.
Thanks in advance, we love and miss you Christian.
As of 9:39 am (7-28-22) almost $30,000 had been raised.
The police report says there were about 25 to 30 people attending the party, but no one saw Scott go underwater. The homeowners where the pool party was happening said they were inside making food when they heard screams and calls for help.
It’s unclear what caused Scott to go underwater. The cause of the drowning remains under investigation.
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Scott was preparing for his sophomore year at Pickerington North and was preparing for the upcoming football season. Scott was also a starter on the varsity basketball team.
Pickerington Local School District issued a statement last night saying:
We are deeply saddened to share that incoming Pickerington High School North 10th grade student Christian Scott passed away last night as the result of an accidental drowning. Christian’s family says he fought hard for three days at Nationwide Children’s Hospital after the tragic accident occurred on Sunday, July 24th.
Christian provided a positive influence in our school and was well-known for his athletic excellence as a member of the varsity football and basketball teams. Our hearts go out to his family, friends, and our community.
We understand that students and staff will be affected by the loss of Christian in different ways. People often experience grief reactions in “waves” that come and go. Often, grief is most intense soon after someone has died. But some people will not feel grief right away. They may feel numbness, shock, or disbelief. It can take time to experience the reality of grief and loss. If you are grieving, it can help to express your feelings and get support, making sure to take care of yourself.
For students and staff that need additional support, we will have high school and junior high school counselors, as well as Grace Ministries at both Lakeview Junior High and Pickerington High School North tomorrow from 8am-3pm. Counselors will also be on hand Friday, if needed, as well.
If you would like to help Christian’s family during this difficult time or donate in his honor, the family has set up a GoFundMe page