10-year-old boy collapses at Miami Gardens park, dies

Family members say Dajon Mullings had been attending summer camp

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. – A 10-year-old boy collapsed at a Miami Gardens park and died Wednesday, his family and police said.

Miami Gardens police Detective Michael Wright said the boy collapsed at Scott Park, 17710 NW 15th Court, and was taken to Jackson North Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead.

Family members identified the boy as Dai'jon Mullings.

Aletha Mullings said she has heard conflicting information that her nephew had a seizure, was found passed out by some bleachers and had a gash on his head.

"[There is] so much going on, and I feel like someone should be here to answer this," she told Local 10 News.

The boy's grandmother, Jacqueline Lewis, said she received a telephone call shortly after 11 a.m. that Dai'jon was found by some bleachers at the park.

Mullings and Lewis said Dai'jon had been at summer camp for the last two days and didn't want to go. His mother told Dai'jon to give it a week and if he still didn't like it, he wouldn't have to go back.

"My son is not here anymore, so somebody needs to tell us something," Antonio Mullings said.

Dai'jon's relatives said they have no reason to believe the boy had an underlying medical condition.

Lewis called his death "a horrible pain."

"Our thoughts and prayers go out to the child's family in this understandably difficult time," the city of Miami Gardens said in a statement.

The family said Dai'jon was registered at the Betty T. Ferguson Recreation Complex. City officials there declined to speak to Local 10 News.

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