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Wilmette Offers Counseling to People Coping with Glenview Pool Tragedy

Following the recent drowning death of 4-year-old Vicente Cardenas, a Wilmette non-profit is offering free counseling.

A Wilmette non-profit is helping people coping with the tragedy of a boy who drowned while at a Glenview pool on June 15, according to Glenview Park District. 

Last Friday, 4-year-old Vicente Cardenas drowned while at Roosevelt pool with a camp group from Glenview-based  

 has agreed to provide counseling sessions at no charge to pool patrons and community residents coping with the tragedy, Glenview Park District officials said. 

For more information or to schedule an appointment, call their office at 847-251-7350. 

The investigation into the boy’s death of is still ongoing, Glenview Police said Tuesday. 

When Patch spoke to Sgt. Dave Sostak Tuesday, he said the 

A miscommunication within the Glenview Police Department lead to the error, Sostak said. 

“As a matter of policy, the Glenview Police Department does not comment on open investigations,” public safety officials said in a press release Wednesday afternoon, clarifying the situation. “Further information will be released when the investigation is completed.”

Because the pool area at Roosevelt does not have cameras there is no available video footage of the minutes leading up to Vicente's drowning, Park District Executive Director Chuck Balling told Patch.

Many parents, including several who were at the pool the day of Vicente's drowning, expressed concerns in Patch's comments section regarding lack of video cameras

"Cameras would clearly show what happened," one parent wrote. "Glenview, why is there no camera???" 

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