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Savannah city councilman pushing for more EMS personnel after Godley Park drowning


Savannah City Councilman Van Johnson is calling for more EMS personnel in the Godley Park area after the tragic drowning death of a 4-year-old boy last week.

In an exclusive interview, the family of 4-year-old King Christian Frazier said confusion over the location of the pool may have prevented emergency responders from helping their son.

Johnson said he is pushing for some kind of solution following the drowning.

"If Southside Fire and EMS cannot put themselves in a position to respond to those citizens in a much quicker, more efficient manner, I've asked the city manager to see if we can have our fire department provide paramedic services out there," he said. "In the end, we have to make sure our citizens are safe there, and we are going to do all we can to make sure they are safe."

The pool is in a complex in a section of the city of Savannah, contiguous to the airport, between Pooler and Port Wentworth on Jimmy DeLoach Parkway.

Funeral services for Frazier are on Saturday morning.

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