TEMECULA (CBS) — A candlelight vigil will be held Monday for Anthony Fowler, the 11-year-old Temecula boy who died Thursday as a result of a cave-in on a dry creek’s dirt bank.
The public vigil was scheduled for 7:30 p.m. on the fields of Ronald Reagan Sports Park, 30875 Rancho Vista Road in Temecula, according to The Press-Enterprise.READ MORE: Simone Biles Wins Bronze In Balance Beam After Withdrawing From Other Tokyo Olympics Events
Temecula Youth Baseball, a league in which Fowler played, organized the event.
Fowler and a friend were digging into the bank of Long Canyon Creek near the 40000 block of North General Kearny Road in Temecula on Feb. 4 when a trench they were digging caved in, said sheriff’s Sgt. Kevin McDonald.READ MORE: Public Health Officials Lift Warnings For Certain LA County Beaches
“The child was buried from his head down to his legs,” McDonald said.
“The other boy yelled for help and two adults responded and dug out the child while calling 911 for assistance.”
Fowler died at 4:56 a.m. Thursday at Rady Children’s Hospital in San Diego. His family donated many of Fowler’s organs, according to The Press-Enterprise.MORE NEWS: Fourth Officer Who Responded To January 6 Attack Dies By Apparent Suicide
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