Adut Akech Reveals Her Seven-Year-Old Cousin Drowned In A Neighbor’s Pool

Heartbroken Australian supermodel Adut Akech reveals her seven-year-old nephew drowned in neighbor’s pool










Australian supermodel Adut Akech has been devastated by the tragic death of her seven-year-old nephew Ajok Garang this week.

Ajok drowned in a neighbor’s backyard pool in Para Hills West, Adelaide, on Tuesday night, leaving his family totter.

Adut’s connection to the tragedy became clear Thursday, after the Los Angeles-based model, 21, uploaded a heartbreaking Instagram tribute to her “sweet, innocent baby niece.”

Devastated: Australian supermodel Adut Akech, 21, (pictured) has been left shattered after learning that her seven-year-old nephew Ajok Garang drowned in a swimming pool this week

The South Sudan-born beauty posted on Instagram Stories and shared a news article about Ajok’s family who remembered him as a “sweet, affectionate and caring child,” while adding the caption, “My sweet innocent nephew. You didn’t deserve this. I’m so sorry this happened to you.’

“You were just a baby. We love you and miss you so much already Ajok [crying emoji, broken heart emojis]she added.

In another post, the Vogue cover girl shared a recent photo of Ajok with the caption, “I wish you didn’t leave us. We need you. You will remain in our hearts and minds forever. I love you my sweet boy Ajok [dove emoji, crying emoji, broken heart emojis]’.

Reeling: Posted to Instagram Stories on Thursday, Adut of LA shared a news article about Ajok's family who remembered him as a

Reeling: Posted to Instagram Stories on Thursday, Adut from LA shared a news article about Ajok’s family remembering him as a “sweet, affectionate and caring child,” while adding the caption, “My sweet innocent nephew. You didn’t deserve this. I’m sorry this happened to you’

Heartbroken: In another post, the Vogue cover girl shared a recent photo of Ajok with the caption,

Heartbroken: In another post, the Vogue cover girl shared a recent photo of Ajok with the caption, “I wish you didn’t leave us. We need you. You will remain in our hearts and minds forever. I love you my dear boy Ajok’

Adut also shared several updates on her mental health, revealing that she’s “not okay” and that the past week has been “so mentally and emotionally draining.

Ajok was found unresponsive in a neighbor’s swimming pool after jumping the fence early Tuesday evening at an estate on Goodfield Rd in Para Hills West, Adelaide.

The boy’s mother, Amuor Aliers, was cleaning and caring for her newborn baby indoors when she heard her children calling from their backyard.

Childhood: Akech was born in South Sudan and grew up in Kenya, before moving to Australia at the age of six with her mother and five siblings as Sudanese refugees

Childhood: Akech was born in South Sudan and grew up in Kenya, before moving to Australia at the age of six with her mother and five siblings as Sudanese refugees

“I could hear the boys playing but then I heard a neighbor say ‘your boy is in the pool,'” Ms Aliers told Adelaide Now.

By the time she was able to access her neighbor’s property to help Ajok, 20 minutes had passed.

The grieving parents performed CPR on their son to resuscitate him, while neighbors called for help.

Anxiety: Adut also shared several updates on her mental health, revealing that she is 'not okay' and that the past week has been 'so mentally and emotionally draining'

Anxiety: Adut also shared several updates on her mental health, revealing that she is ‘not okay’ and that the past week has been ‘so mentally and emotionally draining’

Despite the best efforts of paramedics to try and save the boy, he tragically died on the spot.

‘I wish I had died before my son, I don’t want to bury my son before myself,’ said Mrs Aliers.

Ajok was reportedly in the water for 20 minutes before the alarm was raised.

Tragedy: Ajok was found unresponsive in a neighbor's swimming pool after jumping the fence early Tuesday evening at a Goodfield Rd property in Para Hills West, Adelaide.  Adut shared this post on Thursday as she broke her silence on the family tragedy

Tragedy: Ajok was found unresponsive in a neighbor’s swimming pool after jumping the fence early Tuesday evening at an estate on Goodfield Rd in Para Hills West, Adelaide. Adut shared this post on Thursday as she broke her silence on the family tragedy

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