Florida boy's death prompts mayor to order safety checks

Posted at 9:26 AM, Oct 25, 2017
and last updated 2017-10-25 09:26:42-04

The death of a 3-year-old boy who was found in an underground sewage system tank has prompted the mayor of a Florida city to order safety reviews at hundreds of parks. 

The Florida Times-Union reports Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry said the "city is in mourning" over the death of Amari Harley, who went missing during a family outing at Bruce Park on Sunday. His body was later found in the tank. 

The newspaper reports a resident complained to the city in January about "an uncovered hole with water and sewage trash" next to the restroom.  Curry said the city made repairs the next day. The next month another repair was made and city records show monthly inspections through September showed no problems with the tanks. 

An investigation continues.