A two-year – old boy drowned in a lake after the child was left behind by three childcare workers who were expected to look after him on a day trip.
Reportedly, only when they returned to the childcare centre did they realise the boy was missing.
On October 2, staff members and a group of young children visited the Neustaedter See in the German city of Magdeburg.
They had found that Adam was missing at around noon when they returned from the local lake to the centre.
The police, who carried out a massive search operation involving emergency services, sniffer dogs and a helicopter, were called.
Only when his wife called him at work to say that the police had visited her and that Adam was missing, did his father, Mohammad, find out that there was a problem.
Emergency services discovered Adam after an hour and a half of searching, who they airlifted to Magdeburg University Hospital.
The day care centre has been accused of neglect by Mohammad. Speaking to local media about the minders, the distraught father said, “They have to get what they deserve.”
He described their conduct as “completely irresponsible.”
Mourners left teddy bears, flowers and candles in front of the gate of the centre to pay tribute to the drowned child.
The inquiry into the death of Adam is ongoing.