Mother sues Brainerd YMCA over drowning

Associated Press

BRAINERD, Minn. -- The mother of a 5-year-old boy who drowned in the Brainerd Area YMCA swimming pool in 2002 is suing the organization for negligence.

Devin Turner, who was enrolled in the YMCA's day-care program, was found unresponsive at the bottom of the pool by classmates during a swim on Jan. 30, 2002.

Devin's mother, Teri Turner, filed a wrongful death lawsuit Friday in Crow Wing County District Court, claiming the Brainerd Area YMCA was negligent. She is seeking a $50,000 judgment.

"They don't know what happened," said Turner of the YMCA staffers working the day Devin drowned. "I believe they need to be held accountable for something, something they don't think they did wrong."

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