MCKINNEY, Texas — Two days after his 16-year-old son was found drowned in a pond, Ira Hill talked about his grief.
"It hasn't sunk in," the father said. "I believe the days are gonna get worse before they get better."
The body of Aaron Hill was found in a pond Tuesday night at the Stonebridge Ranch Country Club.
A friend of the family said the teen was at the country club with three friends when they challenged each other to a race across the pond.
Aaron didn't make it. "I would give anything to be the one under that sheet," Hill said of his son's death.
He described his son as an energetic, God-fearing young man.
Aaron was set to start his junior year at McKinney North High School after the summer break. He was supposed to play cornerback on the varsity football team.
Hill is a physical education teacher at Slaughter Elementary.
Three years ago, he lost his wife, Terry, to breast cancer. Over the last five years, he's lost three brothers, his sister-in-law, his wife, and now his youngest son.
"Even one of these events can be financially draining for a family, but the Hill family has endured a lot in recent years," read a GoFundMe set up by Slaughter Elementary.
But the father has not been alone as he grieves. He and his older son, James, have a support system.
In addition to the fundraiser, Hill said family and friends have been coming by the home to offer condolences and help
On Wednesday, representatives from the high school football team came to the family's home to offer condolences. "We rest in the fact that God takes care of his people," Hill said.
The McKinney Fire Department told WFAA that no foul play is suspected in Aaron's death.