PORTSMOUTH, Va. (WVEC) -- Police said an 8-year-old boy drowned in a swimming pool over the course of the holiday weekend.

Emergency crews were in the 5800 block of Woodside Ln. shortly after 4:30 p.m. on May 27. They found the child unresponsive in the deep end of the pool.

Medics took him to the hospital where he died.

Marquis Jones told 13News Now the boy was his son, Khyree Jones, and that he was with his uncle visiting a friend.

Family and friends planned to gather for a vigil at Portsmouth City Park Wednesday.