KAUKAUNA, Wis. (WFRV) — Police have confirmed to Local 5 a 12-year-old boy recovered from a Kaukauna pond has died.
Police say four brothers, ages 7, 11, 11, and 12 had gone to the retention pond to release a turtle. At one point, at least three of the boys were in the pond. Police say one of the boys was on the bank of the pond and noticed two of his brothers struggling in the water. The boy yelled for help, and two residents of Lamplighter Apartments, a mother and daughter, came running to the pond.
According to police, one of the women jumped into the pond and pulled out the two struggling boys. The 12-year-old was not initially seen in the pond.
Police say the boy was recovered by rescue personnel and immediately sent to a local hospital. Lifesaving attempts were made, police say, but the boy was pronounced dead at the hospital. Police believe the child was in the pond between 1.5-2 hours before being recovered.
The investigation is ongoing.
Editor’s note: Initial reports indicated the boy was a 13-year-old. Updated information from Kaukauna Police have confirmed he was 12.
13-year-old boy recovered from Kaukauna pond
Wednesday 6/26/19 12:51 a.m.
KAUKAUNA, Wis. (WFRV) — Authorities have recovered a 13-year-old Kaukauna boy from a pond late Tuesday night after he was reported missing.
Officials say several children were playing in and around a pond in the area of Lamplighter Drive in Kaukauna when one went missing at about 10 p.m. Tuesday. Crews from the Kaukauna and Vandenbroek Fire Departments searched for the boy in the pond while Kaukauna police officers searched the nearby area.
The Kaukauna Fire Department was able to find the boy in the pond and take him to a local hospital. Authorities have not disclosed his current condition.