MORAINE, Ohio (WDTN) – A 15-year-old drowned in a rowing accident on Monday, October 11.
Police were called to the Dayton Boat club at 3414 East River Road in Moraine around 3:45 p.m.
According to a police report, students and members of the Dayton Boat Club said Leo Lehner, a student at Chaminade Julienne Catholic High School, began to have a seizure which caused him to fall over the side of the boat. Paolo Raimondi, a supervisor from the Dayton Boat Club told police he jumped into the river several times in an attempt to find the boy but was unsuccessful.
Moraine Fire Department was called to assist the search, the report said. Approximately 30 minutes later, crews were able to recover Lehner’s body.
A Miami Valley Regional Crime Lab coroner investigator was called to investigate the scene.
Lehner’s grandmother, Peggy Lehner posted her response on Facebook
Lehner’s father told police that his son had a long history of epilepsy, and the family had been worried about a situation like this.
Chaminade Julienne Catholic High School canceled all evening activities Tuesday, including team practices and a fall concert. Instead, the school will be hosting a prayer service in the CJ Auditorium at 6 p.m.
The school says all are welcome to attend.
We grieve the loss of one of our students, Leo Lehner ‘25, who, in his short time at CJ, demonstrated a love for learning, joy as a member of the CJ community, and a deep passion for serving others.— Chaminade Julienne Catholic High School (@cjeagles) October 12, 2021
More information regarding services for Leo will be shared soon. #BeCompassionCJ