Yosef Goldman, the 8-year-old great-grandson of the Skverer Rebbe, passed away on Friday after falling from a boat in Haverstraw Lake in Monsey, NY.
The levaya took place in New Square just before Shabbos.
Yosef Goldman was a son of R’ Mordechai, a son of the Zvhiler Rebbe.
Police say the accident happened about 100 yards offshore. The boy had been pulled from the water. Responders performed CPR and rushed the boy to a hospital. He passed away a little while later despite responders’ efforts to administer aid.
Police say a total of eight people – seven children and one adult – had been on board the boat. Responders at the scene found the victims clinging to the side of the boat.
Investigators are trying to determine how the incident happened.