Kiana Desiree Jervis died doing something she loved.
“She loved to swim,” said her mother, Kameko Jervis. “She was raised around water and loved it.”
Jervis, a sixth grade student at Grant County Middle School, died swimming over the Memorial Day weekend in Alexandria.
Jervis, 12, was swimming with other children in a private, above-ground pool at 9 p.m. on May 31 when someone noticed Jervis was floating facedown in the water.
Police said the children thought she was playing. Witnesses pulled her out and began CPR.