Parents of Girl Who Drowned at Princeton Aquatic Center File Lawsuit

The parents of a young girl who drowned at the Princeton Aquatic Center have filed a lawsuit against the city and the child’s foster parent, accusing them of negligence leading to her death.

Posted: Dec 7, 2021 9:14 AM
Updated: Dec 9, 2021 9:17 AM

The parents of a young girl who drowned in August are suing the City of Princeton, Indiana, and the child's foster parent, accusing them of negligence leading to her death.

Court records show that the lawsuit was filed by Thomas Hibbs and Shantell Marie Woolard, who are listed as the parents of Kimber Hibbs.

The lawsuit claims that the "City of Princeton is directly liable for its negligent hiring, instruction, and training methods as it relates to its employees, especially those who were on duty" at the time of the incident.

Original Story: Young Girl Dies After Being Found Unresponsive at Princeton Aquatic Center

The lawsuit also claims that Kimber's foster parent, Chelsea Loesch, took Kimber to the pool party where the drowning happened. It claims that she "failed to maintain reasonable supervision and care of Kimber Hibbs and, as a direct result, Kimber drowned."

“Kimber’s death is an unthinkable tragedy that never should have happened," a statement from an attorney representing the case said. "We will uncover exactly what alleged failures led to the devastating death of this little girl and work to ensure no other family has to endure a loss like this.”

Through the lawsuit, Kimber's parents are seeking compensation for the expenses and fees that followed her death.

You can view a full copy of the lawsuit by clicking here.

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